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Table 1 Demographics and characteristics

From: Lifestyle factors, demographics and medications associated with depression risk in an international sample of people with multiple sclerosis

   Median IQR
Age (years) 45 (38–53)
Years since diagnosis 6 (3–12)
Age at diagnosis (in years) 37 (30–45)
  N %
Gender Male 388/2201 17.6
Female 1813/2201 82.4
Marital status Married/cohabiting/partnered 1642/2194 74.8
Single 304/2194 13.9
Separated/Divorced/Widower 248/2194 11.3
Children None 682/2196 31.1
One or more 1514/2196 68.9
Education No school/primary/secondary 533/2216 24.1
Vocational training 355/2216 16.0
Bachelor degree 808/2216 36.5
Postgraduate 520/2216 23.5
Employment status Part time 473/2220 21.3
Retired due to disability 508/2220 22.9
Work full time 729/2220 32.8
Other* 510/2220 23.0
Type of MS Benign 95/2217 4.3
Relapsing-remitting 1359/2217 61.3
Primary progressive 160/2217 7.2
Secondary progressive 256/2217 11.5
Progressive relapsing 46/2217 2.1
Unsure/other 301/2217 13.6
Disability Normal 714/2218 32.2
Mild disability 342/2218 15.4
Moderate disability 159/2218 7.2
Gait disability 354/2218 16.0
Early cane 245/2218 11.0
Late cane 168/2218 7.6
Bilateral support 135/2218 6.1
Wheelchair/Scooter 98/2218 4.4
Bedridden 3/2218 .1
  1. *Includes stay at home parents, full time students, unemployed (seeking and not seeking employment), retired due to age and other. IQR, inter quartile range.