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
[2] McKing Consulting Corporation
[3] Carter Consulting International

Journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Summary The study marks the first effort to estimate the national prevalence of ALS in the United States. Estimates were generated for October 19, 2010 to December 31, 2011, including a population of 12,187 persons. Prevalence was estimated at 3.9 ALS cases per 100,000 people. Older (60-79 years) males are more likely to have ALS
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