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Learn the statistics behind Multiple Sclerosis and how playing the It Takes 2 Instant Ticket can help.
MS is generally more common in areas farthest from the equator. However, prevalence rates may differ significantly among groups living in the same geographic area regardless of distance from the equator.
MS in Illinois
Approximately 23,364 people are living with MS in Illinois.
MS across genders
The recent prevalence study shows MS is three times more common in women than in men (73% vs. 26%), suggesting that hormones may also play a significant role in determining susceptibility to MS.
MS across ethnicities
Research has demonstrated that MS occurs in most ethnic groups, including African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics/Latinos, but is most common amongst Caucasians of northern European ancestry. Susceptibility rates vary among these groups, with recent findings suggesting that African American women have a higher than previously reported risk of developing MS.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
To learn more about Multiple Sclerosis and how you can donate directly to the organization, visit their website.