Clarivate Epidemiology's coverage of multiple sclerosis (MS) comprises epidemiological estimates of key patient populations across 45 countries worldwide. We report both the diagnosed prevalence and the diagnosed incidence of MS for each country, as well as annualized case counts projected to the national population.
Most patient populations are forecast over a period of 20 years for the mature markets and Europe, and 10 years for the other countries covered in this report.
All forecast data are available on the Clarivate Insights Platform in tabular format, with options to download to MS Excel. All populations are accompanied by a comprehensive description of the methods and data sources used, with hyperlinks to external sources. A summary evidence table generated as part of our systematic review of the epidemiological literature is also provided for full transparency into research and methods.
Clarivate Epidemiology's MS forecast will answer the following questions:
How will changes in the levels of exposure to known risk or protective factors affect the number of people living with a diagnosis of MS and the number of new diagnoses of MS?
In developing countries, what impact will economic growth and development have on the number of people living with a diagnosis of MS and the number of new diagnoses of MS?
How will improvements in survival change the number of people living with a diagnosis of MS?
Of all people diagnosed with MS, how many in each country across the major mature pharmaceutical markets are drug-treated?
How will demographic trends, such as population aging and improving life expectancy, affect the epidemiology of MS over the forecast period?
In addition to the total number of cases for each forecast year, Clarivate Epidemiology also provides at least ten years of forecast data for the following MS subpopulations:
Navya Vardhan, M.Sc., Epidemiologist, Epidemiology. She obtained her M.Sc. in biostatistics and demography from the International Institute for Population Sciences in Mumbai. She also holds a B.Sc. in mathematics.
Stephanie Niquita Phankon
Stephanie Niquita Phankon, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Manager, Epidemiology. Ms. Phankon’s expertise is in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and hematological malignancies. She holds a master’s in public health specializing in epidemiology from TISS in Mumbai and a medical degree from Hubei University of Chinese Medicine in the People’s Republic of China. She has been trained as a community physician and has supervised and coordinated various governmental and nongovernmental public health projects.