Space-time distribution of the ALS incident cases by onset type in the Health District of Ferrara, Italy.

@article{Govoni2015SpacetimeDO,
  title={Space-time distribution of the ALS incident cases by onset type in the Health District of Ferrara, Italy.},
  author={Vittorio Govoni and Elena Della Coletta and Edward Cesnik and Ilaria Casetta and Valeria Tugnoli and Enrico Granieri},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  year={2015},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={246-52}
}
OBJECTIVES An ecological study in the resident population of the Health District (HD) of Ferrara, Italy, has been carried out to establish the distribution in space and time of the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) incident cases according to the disease onset type and gender in the period 1964-2009. MATERIAL AND METHODS The hypothesis of a uniform distribution was assumed. RESULTS The incident cases of spinal onset ALS and bulbar onset ALS were evenly distributed in space and time in… CONTINUE READING