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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the 48 older adults with multiple sclerosis

From: Preliminary validation of the short physical performance battery in older adults with multiple sclerosis: secondary data analysis

Variable Descriptive Statistic
Age (years) 59.5 (5.75)
Sex (n, % female) 36, 75 %
MS Type (n, %)  
  Relapsing-Remitting MS 32, 66.7 %
  Secondary Progressive MS 5, 10.4 %
  Progressive MS 1, 2.1 %
  Unknown/Missing 10, 20.8 %
EDSS score (0–10) 4.5 (2.5)
MS Duration (years) 20.0 (15.0)
Assistive Device Use (n, %)  
  None 30, 62.5 %
  Cane 10, 20.8 %
Walker/Rollator 8, 16.7 %
  1. Note: Data are presented as median (interquartile range), unless indicated otherwise. MS = multiple sclerosis
  2. EDSS Expanded Disability Status Scale