ALS Consortium of Epidemiologic Studies (ACES)

Descriptive Epidemiology of ALS

To better understand ALS, it is important to estimate how common or frequent the disease is in the general population.  Differences in disease frequency between subgroups of the population, such as those based on age, gender, race, ethnicity and geographic location, may help identify risk factors for the disease.  Links below provide brief summaries of the incidence, prevalence and mortality associated with sporadic ALS and western Pacific ALS and the role of clusters in the study of sporadic ALS.

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