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

AllWomenMen

21817048
Age47.6 ± 1.047.6 ± 1.147.2 ± 3.2
Duration13.3 ± 0.613.5 ± 0.712.3 ± 1.2
MSIS-29—overall70.7 ± 1.8 (range 20–140)70.3 ± 2.072.1 ± 4.0
 Physical 48.8 ± 1.4 48.3 ± 1.550.4 ± 3.0
 Psychological 23.0 ± 0.623.7 ± 0.822.9 ± 4.0
FISI summary19.1 ± 0.9 (range 4–60)19.4 ± 0.918.0 ± 1.8
Anderson dysphagia89.8 ± 0.9 (range 39–100)89.6 ± 1.190.3 ± 1.9

GI Symptoms (%) (%) (%)

None75 (34.4)54 (31.8)21 (43.8)
167 (30.7)57 (33.5)10 (20.8)
233 (15.1)27 (15.9)6 (12.5)
317 (7.8)10 (5.9)7 (14.5)
414 (6.4)11 (6.5)3 (6.3)
>412 (5.5)11 (6.5)1 (2.1)