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Table 1 Comparative demographic characteristics of the South Asian and Caucasian subjects

From: MS in South Asians in England: early disease onset and novel pattern of myelin autoimmunity

  South Asian MS Caucasian MS
N 30 34
Age at study (mean ± SD) 33.9 ± 10.9 40.79 ± 10.0*
Male:female 7:23 11:23
Ethnicity Indian:Pakistani origin 23:7 -
Immigrated <14 yrs, UK Born: >14 24:6 -
MS type RR/SP/CIS 28/2/0 29/3/2
Family history of MS 5 3
Age of onset (mean ± SD) 27.7 ± 8.6 32.7 ± 9.2**
Length of disease at time of study 8.3 ± 7.0 9.7 ± 8.5
Treatment   
MSSS 5.5 ± 2.8 4.6 ± 3.1
Relapses in first 3 years 2.8 ± 2.1 2.6 ± 2.0
  1. Demographic comparison of studied populations.
  2. (*p < 0.003, **p < 0.03).