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Table 1 Clinical and demographic characteristics of studied individuals

From: HERV-W polymorphism in chromosome X is associated with multiple sclerosis risk and with differential expression of MSRV

  Discovery cohort Replication cohort
Characteristics Patients Controls Patients Controls
Subjects (n) 893 664 776 794
Female (n (%)) 593 (66.4) 371 (55.9) 539 (69.5) 513 (64.6)
Age (years) (Mean ± SD) 40.3 ± 9.5 41.2 ± 16.3 46.1 ± 11.4 40.2 ± 13.8
Age at onset (years) (Mean ± SD) 28.6 ± 8.1 - 30.8 ± 9.7  
Clinical form:     
RR (n (%)) 595 (66.6) - 610 (78.6) -
SP (n (%)) 51 (5.7) - 152 (19.6) -
PP (n (%)) 64 (9) - 60 (7.7) -
Disease duration (years) (Mean ± SD) 11 ± 6 - 13.2 ± 9.2 -
Current EDSS score (Mean ± SD) 3 ± 2   n.a*  
  1. *Not available.