Multiple Sclerosis Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Public Health Department
Research Date: 11.23.2013
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis StatisticsData
Total number of people worldwide with multiple sclerosis2.5 million
Number of people in the US with multiple sclerosis400,000
Average age of clinical onset30-33
Average age of diagnosis37
Percent of cases diagnosed after the age of 5010 %
Percent of patients who survive 20+ years after onset80 %
Average lifetime cost of treatment$1.2 million
US prevalence above the 37th parallel125 / 100,000
US prevalence below the 37th parallel65 / 100,000
Ratio of multiple sclerosis in women and men1 women to 7 men
Stage of DiagnosisPercent Diagnosed
Percent diagnosed in the first stage85 %
Percent diagnosed in the second stage10 %
Percent diagnosed in the last stage5 %
Countries with the most deaths from multiple sclerosisDeaths
United States2,844

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