The incidence, prevalence and prognosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the county of Hordaland, Western Norway were determined for the years 1978 through 1988.
The average annual incidence rate was 1.60 per 100000 population with a male to female ratio of 1.26(95% confidence interval: 0.76-2.09).
The maximal age-specific annual incidence was 8.12 per 100000 and occurred in the age-group between 61 and 65 years.
The prevalence of ALS was 3.67 per 100000 on December 31, 1988.
The average age at the onset of the disease was 60.9 years ranging from 34 to 82 years of age.
Survival was studied with life table techniques.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Sclérose latérale amyotrophique, Maladie dégénérative, Neurone moteur maladie, Epidémiologie, Norvège, Pronostic, Prévalence, Incidence, Homme, Mâle, Femelle, Système nerveux pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Degenerative disease, Motor neuron disease, Epidemiology, Norway, Prognosis, Prevalence, Incidence, Human, Male, Female, Nervous system diseases
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