Racial and ethnic differences among amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) cases in the United States

Affiliates Lindsay Rechtman [1], Heather Jordan [1], Laurie Wagner [1], D. Kevin Horton [2], Wendy Kaye [1]


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

Journal Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
Summary This study compiled the largest sample of minorities studying ALS incidence to date. Differences in disease incidence rates by race and ethnicity were identified. White participants had the highest incidences rates of ALS, followed by Black, and then Asian participants. Moreover, non-Hispanic participants experienced higher incidence rates than Hispanic participants.
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