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Table 1 Descriptive demographic data for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Healthy Control groups

From: The subtleties of cognitive decline in multiple sclerosis: an exploratory study using hierarchichal cluster analysis of CANTAB results

  Multiple Sclerosis Healthy Control
N 35 32
Age (years) 34.2 ± 10 (18–55) 32.03 ± 8.40
Education (years) 13.8 ± 3.5 (8–23) 14.70 ± 3.42
Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score 1.44 ± 1.4 (0–6)
Average duration of disease (years) 4.66 ± 4 (0.25–13.6)
Average acute exacerbations (n) 1.82 ± 0.5 (1–3)
SEX
 Men (n) 6 (17%) 9 (28%)
 Women (n) 29 (83%) 23 (72%)
Pharmacologic treatment
 Interferon-β 1a (n) 16 (45.7%)
 Interferon-β 1b (n) 8 (22.85%)
 Glatiramer acetate (n) 3 (8.6%)
 Natalizumabe (n) 2 (5.7%)
 None (n) 6 (17.15%) 32 (100%)
Physical activity
 Exercised (n) 9 (25.7%) 12 (37.5%)
 Sedentary (n) 26 (74.3%) 20 (62.5%)
Employment status
 Yes (n) 28 (80%) 32 (100%)
 No (n) 7 (20%) 0 (0%)