The multiple sclerosis (MS) case-control ratio by state originating from the U.S. veteran series from World War II (Kurtzke Nearology 1979; 29: 1228-1235) was geographically compared with 46 sociogeographic variables from the period 1935-1958.
Latitude was, by far, the variable most closely associated with MS in univariate testing.
Multivariate analysis by factor analysis revealed that the MS rate was associated with 2 independent settings ( « factors »). The first one was defined mainly socioeconomically and was characterized by indicators of higher affluence; better nutrition with a higher meat consumption in particular, and a higher sanitary level were the prominent features.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sclérose en plaque, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Historique, Statut socioéconomique, Alimentation, Géographie, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Maladie inflammatoire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Multiple sclerosis, Epidemiology, Human, United States, North America, America, Case history, Socioeconomic status, Feeding, Geography, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Inflammatory disease
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