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Prevalence and Incidence of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Prevalance of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:

4-8 per 1000,000 people suffer from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis worldwide, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 250,000 or 0.00% or 1,087 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "4-8 per 1000,000 people suffer from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis worldwide, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Rare Disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or a subtype of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as a "rare disease". More information about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is available from Orphanet

Incidence (annual) of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:

estimated 5,000 people are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the US, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 54,400 or 0.00% or 5,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "estimated 5,000 people are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the US, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:

5,000 per year, 416 per month, 96 per week, 13 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "estimated 5,000 people are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the US, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:

affecting as many as 20,000 Americans with 5,000 new cases occurring in the United States each year. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS)

Prevelance statistics for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:

  • 20,000 Americans (NINDS)
  • 20,000 cases in the US (Mayo Clinic)
  • 30,000 people have Lou Gehrig’s disease at any one time in the US (ALS Association)
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease is 20% more common in men than in women in the US (ALS Association)
  • 2 per 100,000 people have Lou Gehrig’s Disease at any one time in the US (ALS Association)
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease usually affects people between the ages of 40 and 70 in the US (ALS Association)
  • more statistics...»

Incidence statistics for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:

  • 5,000 new cases of ALS in USA annually
  • 5 times higher incidence of ALS than Huntington’s disease in America (Robert Packard Research Center at John Hopkins Hospital)
  • ALS incidence equal to that of multiple sclerosis in America (Robert Packard Research Center at John Hopkins Hospital)
  • 5,000 new cases annually in the US (Mayo Clinic)
  • 5,600 new cases of Lou Gehrig’s disease are diagnosed each year in the US (ALS Association)
  • 5,600 new cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are diagnosed each year in the US (ALS Association)
  • more statistics...»

Death statistics for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:

  • 5 out of 100,000 deaths over 20 caused by ALS in America (Robert Packard Research Center at John Hopkins Hospital)
  • more statistics...»

More Statistics about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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