African American MS

Multiple Sclerosis Prevalence
  • Multiple Sclerosis is described in European populations or populations of European descent and genetic admixture (100 to 220 per 100,000 people).
  • Multiple Sclerosis is also well described in the West Indies in populations of mixed French, Hispanic or Portuguese descent.
  • Other regions of Asia prevalence at 5 to 10 per 100,000.
  • It is estimated that the prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis in the United States is 150 per 100,000.
  • Multiple Sclerosis has not been reported in native African populations and rare case reports published have been questioned subsequently.


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