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Table 1 General characteristics of COVID-19 patients stratified by the presence of comorbid MS

From: Multiple sclerosis is not associated with an increased risk for severe COVID-19: a nationwide retrospective cross-sectional study from Germany

  Comorbid MS (n = 551) No comorbid MS (n = 156,973) P-Value
Female (n, %) 346, 62.8 75,593, 48.2 < 0.001
Male (n, %) 205, 37.2 81,380, 51.8 < 0.001
Age (mean ± SD) 60.3 ± 4.5 66.9 ± 7.3 < 0.001
Age ≥ 60 years (n, %) 289, 52.5 106,986, 68.2 < 0.001
Admission to ICU (n, %) 94, 17.1 35,564, 22.7 < 0.001
Ventilation (n, %) 54, 9.8 22,692, 14.5 < 0.001
In-hospital mortality (n, %) 61, 11.1 30,246, 19.3 < 0.001