Table 1.

Characteristics of subjects in the total sample at T1 and the sample that participated in the reliability study (T2)

Subject characteristicsTotal sample at T1
Repeat sample at T2
Cases (n = 136)Controls (n = 272)Cases (n = 52)Controls (n = 52)
Female/Male ratio2.092.091.742.25
Age (y), mean (SD)44.0 (9.2)44.4 (9.2)43.6 (10.6)44.7 (10.0)
Height (cm), mean (SD)166.9 (9.0)166.1 (8.9)167.0 (8.5)165.6 (7.7)
Weight (kg), mean (SD)72.9 (14.4)76.2 (16.1)73.2 (14.4)71.7 (12.5)
Born in Tasmania (%)96.395.296.293.9
Living in Tasmania 10 years of age (%)95.695.298.193.9
Age at diagnosis (y), mean (SD)34.8 (9.1)35.5 (10.3)
Age at first symptoms (y), mean (SD)32.2 (9.1)33.3 (10.3)
Time since diagnosis (y), mean (SD)9.4 (7.5)8.7 (6.3)
Time since first symptoms (y), mean (SD)12.0 (8.0)10.9 (6.3)
Expanded disability status scale score, mean (SD)3.6 (2.2)3.4 (2.4)
Type of multiple sclerosis
    Relapsing remitting (%)65.464.7
    Secondary progressive (%)26.523.5
    Primary progressive (%)8.111.8