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Table 1 Cohort overview – demographic and clinical data per subject group

From: Subjective and objective assessment of physical activity in multiple sclerosis and their relation to health-related quality of life

   HC PwMS p-value
Subjects N 30 26  
  Relapsing MS   18  
  Progressive MS   8 (7 SPMS; 1 PPMS)  
Sex Male /female 10 /20 10 /16 .783
Occupational status without employment/ working 6/23 14/12 .013*
Age (years) Mean (±SD) 49.7 (±8.3) 50.9 (±5.2) .522
BMI Mean (±SD) 25.3 (±3.9) 26.0 (±3.5) .474
Height (m) Mean (±SD) 1.70 (±7.4) 1.71 (±6.6) .398
Weight (kg) Mean (±SD) 73.8 (±13.7) 76.8 (±12.9) .588
EDSS Median (Min-Max) . 4.0 (1.5–6.0)  
  1. Independent sample t-test was used for between-group comparison of age, BMI, weight and height and χ2-test was used to compare sex and occupational status. Please note that IPAQ-data and thus occupational status from 1 HC is missing. *denotes significance at level <0.05