Multiple Sclerosis in America 2013

Last updated: November 2020

The MS in America Study was conducted over the internet from November 2012 until January 2013. The primary goal of the study was to establish an understanding of the current state and trends of patients affected by Multiple Sclerosis.

The survey included over 100 questions on a broad range of topics. A total of 3,437 people started the survey while 2,562 people completed the survey resulting in a high completion rate of 74.5%.


Section 1: Demographics & Early Signs of MS


MS in America Participant Demographic Pie chart

Ages which participants first experienced MS symptoms, most participants first experience symptoms in their 20's or 30's

Ages which particpants were diagnosed with MS, most participants were diagnosed in their 30's or 40's

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To qualify for the survey, participants had to be MS patients over 18 years old and a US resident or US citizen living abroad.

The study was solely developed and funded by Health Union, LLC which does not manufacture, sell nor market any product to diagnose, prevent or treat MS or any other disease.

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