Increase in motor neuron disease mortality in Spain: temporal and geographical analysis (1990-2005).

  title={Increase in motor neuron disease mortality in Spain: temporal and geographical analysis (1990-2005).},
  author={Ver{\'o}nica Alonso and Ana Villaverde-Hueso and Manuel J Hens and A Morales-Piga and Ignacio Abaitua and Manuel Posada de la Paz},
  journal={Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis : official publication of the World Federation of Neurology Research Group on Motor Neuron Diseases},
  volume={12 3},
The aim of this study was to assess the trend of motor neuron disease mortality in Spain from 1990 to 2005, and to ascertain the existence of geographical differences in mortality rates. MND deaths are registered by the National Statistics Institute of Spain – International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes ICD9 335.2 (1990-1998) and ICD10 G12.2 (1999-2005). Annual sex- and age-specific rates, as well as rates adjusted for the standard European population were obtained. Provincial… CONTINUE READING
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