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Table 2 Health status, work impairment, healthcare use in employed RRMS vs. non-MS respondents

From: Burden of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis on workers in the US: a cross-sectional analysis of survey data

Parameters Employed RRMS respondents (N = 196) Employed: non-MS respondents (N = 784) P value
MCS, mean ± SD 44.80 ± 10.74 47.24 + 10.36 0.004
PCS, mean ± SD 44.04 ± 9.04 51.80 ± 8.44 < 0.001
EQ5D Index, mean ± SD 0.72 ± 0.18 0.85 ± 0.14 < 0.001
Absenteeism, mean ± SD 12.27 ± 24.36 6.28 ± 17.22 < 0.001
Presenteeism, mean ± SD 33.43 ± 29.63 18.61 ± 27.28 < 0.001
Total work productivity impairment, mean ± SD 36.95 ± 32.87 20.41 ± 29.76 < 0.001
Total activity impairment, mean ± SD 38.72 ± 30.58 20.26 ± 27.90 < 0.001
Total number of HCP visits in the past 6 months, mean ± SD 5.48 ± 9.33 3.27 ± 4.80 < 0.001
GP/PCP number of visits in the past 6 months, mean ± SD 1.07 ± 1.61 0.94 ± 1.40 0.269
Neurologist number of visits in the past 6 months, mean ± SD 0.93 ± 1.03 0.05 ± 0.37 < 0.001
  1. HCP Health Care Provider, GP General Physician, PCP Primary Care Physician, PCS Physical Component Summary, MCS Mental Component Summary, MS Multiple Sclerosis, RRMS Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, SD Standard Deviation, vs versus