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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of control subjects, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple System Atrophy patients

From: Autoimmune antibody decline in Parkinson’s disease and Multiple System Atrophy; a step towards immunotherapeutic strategies

  MSA patients PD patients Normal controls
N = 18 N = 46 N = 41
Age[years] (mean) 47–76 (62.5) 46–78 (62.4) 21–85 (43.9)
[SD] [9.2] [6.7] [14.2]
P < 0.001
Gender
Female/Male
12/6 17/27 43/7
Chi-squared test: p < 0.0001
Age at onset [years] (mean) 42–75 (56.71) 37–74 (53.95)  
[SD] [9.17] [9.05]  
Disease duration [years] (mean) 1–10 (4.8) 1–22 (7.9) -
[SD] [2.6] [5.0]  
Severity of the disease Hoehn and Yahr Staging (median) 2.0–5.0 (3.0) 1.5–2.5 (2.0) P < 0.0001 -
  1. Demographic characteristics of control subjects, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple System Atrophy patients