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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the MS and control groups

From: Prevalence of antinuclear antibody in patients with multiple sclerosis: a case-control study

Characteristics Case, n = 115 Control, n = 103
Mean age, years (SD) 33 (±8.9) 34 (±8.5)
Gender
 Male 48 (41.7%) 22 (21.3%)
 Female 67 (58.2%) 81 (78.64%)
 EDSS 1.7 (SD±1.9)  
 Disease duration 7 years (SD±6.5)  
 Type of MS 98% RRMS,13%SPMS,1.7%PPMS  
ANA positivity 74.8% 65%
  1. SD standard deviation, EDSS expanded disability status scale, ANA antinuclear antibody, RRMS relapsing remittong MS, SPMS secondary progressive MS, PPMS primary progressive MS
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