Prevalence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis–United States, 2010-2011

Affiliates Paul Mehta [1], Vinicius C. Antao [1], Wendy Kaye, [2], Marchelle Sanchez [1], David Williamson [1], Leah Bryan [3], Oleg Muravov [1], Kevin Horton [1]


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

Journal American Journal of Public Health
Summary This is the first population-based prevalence estimate and description of demographic characteristics of ALS for the US. Data originated from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease’s National ALS Registry launched in 2009. Registry findings are consistent with estimates from long-established ALS registries in Europe and from smaller-scale epidemiologic studies conducted previously in the United States.
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