Prevalence of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis–United States, 2015

Affiliates Paul Mehta [1]; Wendy Kaye [1]; Jaime Raymond [1]; Reshma Punjani [1]; Theodore Larson [1]; Jessica Cohen [1]; Oleg Muravov [1]; Kevin Horton [1]


[1] Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Toxicology and Human Health Services

Journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Summary This report presents National ALS Registry findings regarding ALS prevalence in the US for the period January 1-December 31, 2015. In 2015, the estimated prevalence of ALS cases was 5.2 cases per 100,000 people with a total of 16,583 cases identified. These findings are similar to the 2014 ALS prevalence estimates and case count.
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