Table 1

Baseline characteristics

CharacteristicN=200
Demographic characteristics
Female, n (%)95 (47.5%)
Age, years
 Mean±SD59±10
 Median (range)61 (25–75)
Clinical characteristics
Time since ALS onset, years
 Mean±SD1.0±0.4
 Median (range)1.1 (0.2–1.7)
ALS onset type, n (%)
 Spinal148 (74.0%)
 Bulbar52 (26.0%)
ALSFRS-R score at entry
 Mean±SD38.3±5.8
 Median (range)39 (20–48)
  • ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; ALSFRS-R, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale-Revised.