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Savettieri et al. (65) Nicoletti et al. (66) McGuigan et al. (67)

McGuigan et al. (67)

ascertainment and true increase when compared with other locations Incidence 8.2

Incidence 6.1 female, 3.3

male, 4.3 overall CDMS, CPMS McD criteria Peaks and clustering Both genders. CDMS Stable for 20 yrs. Incidence 7.5

50% increase in women over 10 yrs. Repeated, increased and may be due to either Both genders. Rate increasing Incidence 2.36 (0.66 in 1978). Repeated, increased, and may be due to better ascertainment CDMS. 20% increase since 1989 due to decrease of time from onset to diagnosis

CDMS, CPMS. Incidence 2.3 Repeated, increased, and better ascertainment and diagnosis Latitudinal variation

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Table 1 Prevalence (or Incidence) Rates of Multiple Sclerosis Reported in Recent Years (Continued)

Year Place Latitude (approx.) Prevalence/10s References Comment

Table 1 Prevalence (or Incidence) Rates of Multiple Sclerosis Reported in Recent Years (Continued)

Year Place Latitude (approx.) Prevalence/10s References Comment

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