The age-range of risk of developing multiple sclerosis: evidence from a migrant population in Australia.

@article{Hammond2000TheAO,
  title={The age-range of risk of developing multiple sclerosis: evidence from a migrant population in Australia.},
  author={Simon Hammond and Dallas English and James G. Mcleod},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={123 ( Pt 5)},
  pages={968-74}
}
The prevalence of multiple sclerosis in the Australian-born population in five different regions of Australia has a strong correlation with latitude, the disease becoming increasingly prevalent with increasing south latitude. In this study, the prevalence in the migrant population from the UK and Ireland (UKI) in the different regions also showed a significant correlation with latitude, but this relationship was strongly influenced by the high prevalence in Hobart. Except for Hobart, the… CONTINUE READING