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Table 1 Characteristics of the ALS patient cohort

From: Interaction of physical function, quality of life and depression in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: characterization of a large patient cohort

Characteristics of patient cohort ALS patients
Gender (male : female), n = 159 92: 67 (58 % : 42 %)
Onset (spinal : bulbar), n = 155 113: 42 (73 % : 27 %)
Age, n = 159  
mean (SD) 60.7 years (SD 11.1)
Disease duration, n = 145  
mean (SD) 40.2 months (SD 43.1)
median (min - max) 24 months (1 – 234)
ALSFRS-R, n = 155  
mean (SD) 28.46 (SD 10.9)
ALSFRS-R bulbar, n = 155  
mean (SD) 7.68 (SD 3.8)
median (min - max) 9 (0–12)
  1. ALSFRS-R: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale – Revised
  2. SD: standard deviation