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Table 2 Personal and disease-specific characteristics in the sample and number and proportions of people with MS with disability at baseline, and number and proportions of people with MS with progress in MS disability (n = 121)

From: A 10-year population-based study of people with multiple sclerosis in Stockholm, Sweden: use of and satisfaction with care and the value of different factors in predicting use of care

Variable n (%)
Mean agea 49 (11)
Female 83 (69)
Upper secondary school or university level 89 (74)
Comorbidity 45 (37)
Degree of MS disabilityb  
 Mild 41 (34)
 Moderate 24 (20)
 Severe 56 (46)
Type of MS  
 Relapsing/remitting 55 (45)
 Progressive 66 (55)
Time since MS diagnosisa 18 (11)
Immunomodulatory treatment 48 (40)
Depressive symptoms 21 (19)
Cognitive impairment 49 (47)
Impaired manual dexterity 64 (54)
Walking ability  
 Walk without aid 75 (64)
 Walk with aid 22 (18)
 Cannot walk 21 (18)
Dependent in personal activities of daily living 47 (40)
Dependent in instrumental activities of daily living 73 (61)
Reduced frequency of social/lifestyle activities 66 (56)
Progress in MS disability 58 (48)
  1. aYears (sd)
  2. bAccording to the Expanded Disability Status Scale