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Table 1 Demographic and disease characteristics of multiple sclerosis patients and healthy controls

From: The relevance of cortical lesions in patients with multiple sclerosis

  nCL group (n = 10), Mean (SD) CL group (n = 32), Mean (SD) Controls (n = 43), Mean (SD) Test p-value
Age, years 32.6 (9.98) 38.22 (7.2) 36.1 (8.29) One-way ANOVA 0.155
Education, years 15.5 (3.1) 14.45 (3.2) 14.58 (2.4) KW 0.408
Cognitive reservea 30.0 (3.1) 30.94 (3.4) 30.70 (2.3) KW 0.689
EDSS 2.0 (1.8) 2.8 (1.8) MW-U 0.174
Age at diagnosis, years 26.7 (9.7) 30.65 (7.6) t-test 0.185
Disease duration, years 65.5 (59.6) 85.31 (68.9) MW-U 0.570
  1. Abbreviations: nCL patients without cortical lesions, CL patients with cortical lesions, one-way ANOVA one-way analysis of variance, EDSS Expanded Disability Status Scale, KW Kruskal-Wallis, MW-U Mann–Whitney U
  2. aCognitive reserve was examined with passive vocabulary knowledge (multiple choice word test)