Lou Gehrig’s Disease ALS Statistics

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Lou Gehrig’s Disease / Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / ALS Statistics
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Statistics Data
Number of people in the U.S. diagnosed with ALS each year 5,600
Estimate number of people living with ALS at any given time 30,000
Average age range of patients who develop ALS 40 – 70
Ratio of people who develop ALS 2 in 100,000
Percent of patients who have a record of ALS in their family 7 %
Average Life Expectancy After Diagnosis  
Percent who live 3 or more years 50 %
Percent who live 5 or more years 20 %
Percent who live 10 or more years 10 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Center for Disease Control, UCSD Department of Neuroscience
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 3, 2015

Lou Gehrig’s Disease ALS Statistics

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