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Table 1 Clinical and demographic information about the included MS patients and healthy controls

From: Allelic imbalance of multiple sclerosis susceptibility genes IKZF3 and IQGAP1 in human peripheral blood

   Healthy controls
  MS patients ASE analyses Western blot analyses
Variable n=   n=   n=
Male : Female ratio 92 1 : 3.4 14 1 : 4.7 32 1 : 1.5
Age in years, mean (range) at sampling 92 50 (19–80) 14 39 (22–57) 32 37 (21–68)
Age in years, mean (range) at disease onset 89 35 (14–60)     
Disease course at onset, fraction of relapsing-remitting MS 86 0.87     
Oligoclonal bands, positive fraction 68 0.91