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Your Ethnicity

MS is more common in whites, particularly those with Northern European ancestry. Some groups—people with African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American ancestry—seem to be at lower risk, although they can still get the disease.

MS is almost unheard of among some groups according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, including the Inuit, Australian Aborigines, and New Zealand Maoris.

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