Neurology Research International / 2013 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Methodology of an International Study of People with Multiple Sclerosis Recruited through Web 2.0 Platforms: Demographics, Lifestyle, and Disease Characteristics

Table 4

Diagnostic characteristics and level of disability.

Number (%)

Number of years since diagnosis
 <1–5 1107/2459 (45.0)
 6–10577/2459 (23.5)
 11–15 393/2459 (16.0)
 16–20 186/2459 (7.6)
 21–2598/2459 (4.0)
 26–30 48/2459 (2.0)
 >3050/2459 (2.0)
Disability (PDDS)
 Normal734/2314 (31.7)
 Mild disability352/2314 (15.2)
 Moderate disability170/2314 (7.3)
 Gait disability373/2314 (16.1)
 Early cane265/2314 (11.5)
 Late cane175/2314 (7.6)
 Bilateral support139/2314 (6.0)
 Wheelchair/scooter103/2314 (4.5)
 Bedridden3/2314 (0.1)
Currently experiencing symptoms due to a recent relapse*
 Yes643/2429 (26.5)
 No1455/2429 (59.9)
 Unsure331/2429 (13.6)

Definition of relapse provided to participants.

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