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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of multiple sclerosis (MS) and healthy groups

From: Reduction in circulating vitamin D binding protein in patients with multiple sclerosis

Demographic characteristic MS (N = 296) Control (N = 313)
Age (years)† 33.06 ± 8.96 35.05 ± 8.41
Sex (Women)‡ 79.1% (234) 58.8% (184)
BMI (kg/m2)† 24.24 ± 4.36 25.61 ± 4.76
Clinical outcomes
Duration of disease (years)† 1 (5)
MS diagnosis age (years)† 29.52 ± 9.55
MS type  
 RRMS 90.2% (267)  
 PPMS 3.7% (11)  
 SPMS 4.4% (13)  
 CIS 1.4% (4)  
 RIS 0.3% (1)  
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, RRMS Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, PPMS Primary-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, Secondary-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, CIS Clinically isolated syndrome, RIS Radiologically isolated syndrome
  2. mean ± SD, †† median (IQR), ‡%(N)