Table 1: Demographic, anthropometric, and clinical characteristics of the study population.

VariableMean (S.D.) value
MS group ( )Healthy subjects ( )

Age (years)40.9 (11.9)38.5 (9.4)0.34
Gender50 females14 females
37 males11 males
Ratio (female/male)1.351.270.62
Disease duration (years)6.0 (6.2)
Height (cm)168.3 (8.9)168.8 (7.9)0.84
Body mass (kg)68.8 (13.8)72.0 (12.4)0.63
EDSS2.7 (1.6)
 Pyramidal1.6 (1.2)
 Cerebellar1.0 (1.1)
 Sensory0.8 (1.0)

EDSS: expanded disability status scale.