Multiple Sclerosis International / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Healthy Aging from the Perspectives of 683 Older People with Multiple Sclerosis

Table 1

Participant characteristics by age group.

55–6465–7475+ value

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Age (mean, SD)60 (2.51)69 (2.71)79 (3.57)
Gender (female, male)302, 75190, 6539, 120.274
Years of education (mean, SD)13.62 (2.38)13.38 (2.76)13.25 (2.91)0.397
Years with symptoms (mean, SD)30.68 (7.5)34.76 (10.06)40 (13.25) 0.0001
Mental health status (HADS, range 0–42)12.11 (6.6)11.62 (6.1)11.32 (5.87)0.517
Level of disability (Barthel Index, range 0–100)78.47 (24.04)75.33 (24.39)70.49 (24.36)0.460
Living with spouse/partner (%)70.3%73.3%58.8%0.114
Living in own home (%)97.3%94.9%94.1%0.209

Significant at <0.05.

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