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Table 1 Sample cohort description

From: Self-reported physical activity correlates in Swedish adults with multiple sclerosis: a cross-sectional study

Description of the cohort, n (%) or mean ± SD or median (quartiles)
  ALL
(n = 287)
Minimal/Mild MS
(n = 204)
Moderate/Severe MS
(n = 77)
Age (years) 51.5 ± 13.5 49.4 ± 13.6 57.5 ± 11.2
Gender
 Men 84 (29%) 46 (23%) 35 (46%)
 Women 203 (71%) 158 (78%) 42 (55%)
Employment
 Yes 130 (45%) 116 (57%) 10 (13%)
Children at home
 Yes 71 (25%) 61 (30%) 7 (9%)
Tertiary education
 Yes 124 (43%) 96 (47%) 26 (34%)
Type of MS
 Relapsing remitting 135 (47%) 120 (59%) 12 (16%)
 Secondary progressive 104 (36%) 59 (29) 43 (56%)
 Primary progressive 32 (11%) 16 (7.8%) 16 (21%)
 Progressive relapsing 10 (3.5%) 4 (2.0%) 5 (6.5%)
 Subtype not known 6 (2.1%) 5 (2.5%) 1 (1.3%)
Progressive MS
 Yes 146 (51%) 79 (39%) 64 (83%)
Duration (years)a 11 (6-18) 9.5 (5-17) 13 (8-23)
MSIS-29
 Physical 28 (8-53) 18 (4-32) 66 (58-81)
 Psychological 28 (11-47) 22 (8-36) 44 (31-64)
Physical activity b 0.18 ± 1.47 0.75 ± 1.25 - 1.23 ± 0.99
  1. MSIS-29 Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale. Minimal & Mild MS = MSIS-29 physical scale ≤50. Moderate & Severe MS = MSIS-29 physical scale >50
  2. aDuration = time since diagnosis. b Physical activity was measured using the Physical Activity Disability Survey – Revised