Prevalence estimates for MS in the United States and evidence of an increasing trend for women

Curtis W. Noonan, Steven J. Kathman, Mary C. White

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to provide current age-, sex-, and region-specific MS prevalence estimates and to identify trends using the National Health Interview Survey. The overall prevalence estimate was 85/100,000 population, or approximately 211,000 (±20,000) persons. A 50% increase was observed in the number of women reporting MS for 1991 through 1994 vs 1982 through 1986. The observed trend in higher numbers of selfreported MS among women is consistent with recent observations of higher prevalence and incidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-138
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 8 2002

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