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MS in Orkney

Orkney has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, according to the last major study, conducted in 2012.

The researchers said that the rate for probable or definite MS was 402 per 100,000 people, up from a previous 309 per 100,000 which was recorded in 1974.

The study found that one in 170 Orcadian women suffer from the condition.                          

Area

Rate for probable or definite MS

per 100,000 people

 

Orkney

402

Shetland

295

Aberdeen

229

 

England

164

Wales

138

Scotland

209

Northern Ireland

175

UK

167

 Orkney is The MS CAPITAL of the world.

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