Table 1: Descriptive and clinical characteristics of the total MS sample and by BMI classification.

CharacteristicsNormal weight
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Overweight
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Obese
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Total
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Age, years48.5 (11.6)51.5 (9.5)52.5 (10.6)50.9 (10.6)
Sex, female/male42/1047/1442/14130/38
BMI, kg/m222.0 (1.7)27.2 (1.5)33.7 (2.7)27.7 (5.1)
Weight, kg62.7 (8.2)76.6 (8.0)97.6 (12.9)79.1 (17.2)
Height, cm168.6 (8.2)167.2 (9.3)170.0 (9.8)168.6 (9.1)
PDDS3.0 (3.0)3.0 (3.0)3.0 (3.0)3.0 (3.0)
Disease duration, years13.8 (9.6)10.9 (7.8)11.2 (10.3)11.9 (9.3)
Disease course, RRMS/SPMS/PPMS/NR43/8/0/145/7/7/246/4/4/1134/19/11/4

Values are mean (SD), PDDS is median (IQR). BMI: body mass index; PDDS: patient-determined disease steps; RRMS: relapsing-remitting MS; SPMS: secondary progressive MS; PPMS: primary progressive MS; NR: not reported.