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Table 5 MS symptoms of employed RRMS respondents by levels of work impairment

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

MS symptoms Currently have following MS symptoms
No work impairment (N = 47) 1–30% (N = 48) 31–68% (N = 42) 69–100% (N = 44)
Breathing problems, % (n) 2.3 (1) 0.0 (0) 9.8 (4) 7.1 (3)
Constipation, % (n) 18.2 (8) 10.6 (5) 12.2 (5) 26.2 (11)
Difficulty in concentrating, % (n) 20.5 (9) 25.5 (12) 51.2 (21) 33.3 (14)
Diarrhea, % (n) 4.5 (2) 2.1 (1) 19.5 (8) 9.5 (4)
Depression, % (n) 13.6 (6) 12.8 (6) 29.3 (12) 31 (13)
Difficulty remembering, % (n) 31.8 (14) 25.5 (12) 61 (25) 40.5 (17)
Difficulty with speech, % (n) 4.5 (2) 4.3 (2) 24.4 (10) 11.9 (5)
Difficulty balancing or walking, % (n) 36.4 (16) 44.7 (21) 41.5 (17) 45.2 (19)
Dizziness, % (n) 11.4 (5) 6.4 (3) 34.1 (14) 23.8 (10)
Fatigue, % (n) 54.5 (24) 55.3 (26) 75.6 (31) 59.5 (25)
Hearing loss, % (n) 6.8 (3) 0 (0) 7.3 (3) 9.5 (4)
Irritability, % (n) 13.6 (6) 8.5 (4) 34.1 (14) 31 (13)
Itching, % (n) 4.5 (2) 8.5 (4) 12.2 (5) 14.3 (6)
Muscle spasms, % (n) 27.3 (12) 25.5 (12) 48.8 (20) 38.1 (16)
Mood swings, % (n) 11.4 (5) 4.3 (2) 24.4 (10) 31.0 (13)
Numbness of face, body, arms or legs, % (n) 45.5 (20) 34 (16) 58.5 (24) 38.1 (16)
None of the above, % (n) 18.2 (8) 10.6 (5) 4.9 (2) 4.8 (2)
Pain, % (n) 27.3 (12) 29.8 (14) 56.1 (23) 45.2 (19)
Sexual dysfunction, % (n) 13.6 (6) 10.6 (5) 19.5 (8) 28.6 (12)
Swallowing problems, % (n) 11.4 (5) 6.4 (3) 9.8 (4) 16.7 (7)
Stiffness, % (n) 15.9 (7) 19.1 (9) 48.8 (20) 31 (13)
Seizures, % (n) 0 2.1 (1) 0 4.8 (2)
Tremor, % (n) 9.1 (4) 4.3 (2) 17.1 (7) 9.5 (4)
Urinary incontinence or urgency, % (n) 22.7 (10) 21.3 (10) 26.8 (11) 33.3 (14)
Vision problems, % (n) 22.7 (10) 14.9 (7) 31.7 (13) 19 (8)
  1. MS Multiple Sclerosis, n count, RRMS Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis