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Study Estimates Now 100,000 People With MS In UK

Posted Nov 17 2009 10:20pm
June 15, 2009
Prevalence Of Multiple Sclerosis In The United Kingdom - Study Estimates Now 100,000 People With MS In UK
Sara L Thomas,a Rachael Williams,b Tim Williams,b Andrew J Hall.a

a Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
b The General Practice Research Database

Background

Estimates from a decade ago suggested that 85,000 individuals were living with an MS diagnosis in the UK, but the accuracy of this figure is unclear. We analyzed UK population based data to obtain updated estimates of the lifetime prevalence of MS and the number of individuals living with MS.

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