Multiple Sclerosis does not hit the world equally and some areas of the world have a low prevalence whereas as others it is very high and Scotland has the dubious honor of having the most MS in the world...come on Scotttish Government do something for prevention of MS and vitamin D supplement your mothers and kids!.
Someone asked about the occurrance of MS in Asia for 2008
There is an map of MS just a click away
Some of you sounded surprised that the prevalence of MS in Asia was lower and when adjusted to number per 100,000 of population you can see that it is higher in areas invaded by the Vikings and then the British. So we gave the world MS as well as football and Cricket. There is a north south gradient above the equator and a south north gradient below the equator (vitamin D ?), with the incidence (number of new cases per year) higher in towards the North and South poles.
Historically there is a difference by Race where MS was higher in white populations than black populations, but as we have seen from recent data from the American Military this is changing and it looks like MS is becomming more common, notably in females and so
for the ladies....Mongolia is a bit of a hot spot