Self-reported ancestry data for the U.S. population from the 1980 decennial census and multiple sclerosis (MS) risk data derived from a large series of World War II white male veterans with MS and matched controls were aggregated on a state level and analyzed to determine the relationship between ancestry and MS risk.
A significant portion of the state-by-state variation in MS risk is explainable statistically by differences in ancestry among state populations, even when geographic latitude is included in analyses.
In the main, Swedish and other Scandinavian ancestry is most consistently associated with places with increased MS risk.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sclérose en plaque, Homme, Armée, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Ancien combattant, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Maladie inflammatoire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Multiple sclerosis, Human, Army, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Veteran, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Inflammatory disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0127028
Code Inist : 002B17F. Création : 199406.