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Table 1 Demographic characteristics

From: The burden of multiple sclerosis: A community health survey

  MS General Population
Age – mean (95% CI) 48.7 (46.6 to 50.8)* 44.8 (44.7 to 44.8)
Sex (% Female) 68.3* 50.9
Education – %   
   Less than high school 17.9 22.2
   High School 19.0 20.4
   Some post-secondary/college/trade school 42.9 36.5
   University degree 20.1 20.9
Marital Status (% Married) 71.0 64.3
Social Assistance (% Receiving Social Assistance) 11.1* 5.1
Number of other Medical Conditions mean (95% CI) 2.6 (2.3 to 3.0)* 1.6 (1.6 to 1.6)
HUI3 Scores – mean (95% CI)†   
   Overall HUI3 score 0.57 (0.52 to 0.63)* 0.88 (0.88 to 0.88)
   Vision 0.93 (0.91 to 0.95)* 0.97 (0.97 to 0.97)
   Hearing 0.99 (0.98 to 0.99) 0.99 (0.99 to 0.99)
   Speech 0.99 (0.99 to 0.99) 1.00 (0.99 to 1.00)
   Ambulation 0.71 (0.65 to 0.77)* 0.98 (0.98 to 0.98)
   Dexterity 0.93 (0.90 to 0.96)* 1.00 (1.00 to 1.00)
   Emotion 0.93 (0.91 to 0.95)* 0.97 (0.97 to 0.97)
   Cognition 0.89 (0.86 to 0.92)* 0.96 (0.96 to 0.96)
   Pain 0.75 (0.69 to 0.80)* 0.93 (0.93 to 0.93)
  1. * p < 0.05
  2. † HUI3 classification systems for overall and attribute levels: none/mild (0.89 to 1.00), moderate (0.70 to 0.88) and severe (less than 0.70).