ALS Facts and Figures

ALS by the Numbers

  • Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed and passes from ALS
  • 90% of cases occur without a family history 
  • Onset is usually between the ages 40 & 70 years
  • Life expectancy is 2 to 4 years
  • By 2040 ALS incidence is predicted to increase worldwide by 70%

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ALS Quick Facts

  • There is no cure. ALS is always fatal.
  • Who gets it: Veterans have 2X the incidence of ALS compared to others 
  • The Midwest has the highest prevalence of ALS in the US
  • Rates in Michigan almost doubled over 10 years.  
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