A new prevalence study of MS in Orkney, Shetland & Aberdeen

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A new prevalence study of MS in Orkney, Shetland & Aberdeen

Postby MSUK » Wed May 16, 2012 5:05 am

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Summary: A new epidemiological study from the UK, examining prevalence of MS in northern Scotland, shows a rise in prevalence of the disease over the past 30 years.

The highest increases have been in Orkney, which now has the highest recorded rate worldwide at 402 (95% CI 319 to 500) per 100 000 using the Poser criteria (probable/definite). A rise in prevalence was also seen in Aberdeen and the Shetlands, with lowest levels in the most deprived socio-economic group and highest in women (2.55:1) which the authors believe is best explained by “gene-environment interaction”.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/2325
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/
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