Table 1

Demographic data of the participants

PatientsControlsp Value
Age (years)48.50±9.3748.82±11.270.89
Male/female25/1321/140.73
El Escorial criteria (probable/definite)24/14
Limb/bulbar/both onset30/7/1
Disease duration (months)21.26±18.02
ALSFRS-R31.16±6.57
Disease progression rate1.35±1.26
  • ALSFRS-R, ALS Functional Rating Scale-Revised.