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Table 1 The baseline characteristics of patients analysed.

From: Direct and indirect costs of Multiple Sclerosis in Baix Llobregat (Catalonia, Spain), according to disability

  N = 200 N = 254 p
Mean age -years- 41.6 42.1 0.6
Sex (%female) 65.5 63.3 0.6
EDSS (mean) 2.7 2.8 0.9
EDSS (median) 2 2 0.6
Mean disease duration (years) 12.3 11.9 0.7
Clinical form of MS (% of RR/SP/PP) 79.5/13/7.5 81.9/8.7/9.4 0.3
Mean number of relapses during the previous year 0.3 0.3 0.2
% of patients on IT 67.5 45.7 0.0
  1. No differences were found between patients who answered the questionnaire (N = 200) and patients who did not answer it (N = 254), except for the percentage of patients on IT.
  2. MS: multiple sclerosis. RR: relapsing-remitting. SP: secondary progressive. PP: primary progressive. IT: immunomodulatory treatment