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Table 3 Demographic and clinical characteristics of MS subjects, according to CSF contents of IL-1β

From: Interleukin-1β causes excitotoxic neurodegeneration and multiple sclerosis disease progression by activating the apoptotic protein p53

   IL-1β
  Total + - p
Number 170 77 93  
Gender (M/F) 62/108 27/50 35/58 0.75
Age (years) 36.3 ± 9.5 37.3 ± 10.1 35.1 ± 8.8 0.12
Disease duration (years) 10.5 ± 5.3 10.8 ± 5.9 10.1 ± 4.8 0.42
EDSS 2.2 ± 1.7 2.8 ± 1.9 1.7 ± 1.4 <0.01
  1. +, detectable; -, undetectable; M, male; F, female; EDSS, Expanded Disability Status Scale.