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MS prevalence data for selected countries

Much of the data in the following table is based on estimates by national MS Societies and others and extrapolations of survey data for regions within the countries. It does however give a feel for the overall distribution of the disease. Data on multiple sclerosis issued by the World Health Organisation is notably flawed, asserting that more men than women have the disease and that it is widespread in the tropics - perhaps this reflects the importance that this organisation places on a disease the affects over one million people worldwide.
 
Country Number of people with MS Prevalance (PwMS per 100,000)
Argentina 5,000 13.6
Australia 12,000 63.8
Austria 7,000 86.4
Belgium 8,900 87.5
Brazil 7,000 4.0
Bulgaria 3,200 39.3
Canada 35,000 111.0
Cyprus 350 46.7
Czech Republic 10,000  97.1 
Denmark  6,000  112.0 
Estonia  725  51.0 
Finland  5,000  98.0 
France  50,000  84.9 
Germany  110,000  99.0 
Greece  5,000  46.7 
Hong Kong 50  0.88 
Hungary  6,600  65.0 
Iceland  285  105.1 
Ireland  4,500  125.0 
Israel  4,500  80.4 
Italy  50,000  88.2 
Japan  5,000  4.0 
Libya  290  5.9 
Luxembourg  400  94.1 
Mexico  8,000  8.1 
Netherlands  15,000  94.9 
New Zealand 3,000  81.3 
Norway  3,800  86.4 
Poland  30,000  77.1 
Portugal  5,000  50.5 
Romania  7,500  33.4 
South Africa 1,500  3.5 
Spain  30,000  76.7 
Sweden  12,000  134.8
Taiwan  175  0.8 
Turkey  30,000  46.4 
UK 85,000  143.8 
USA  250,000  91.7 
Zimbabwe  50  0.45 

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