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Season of birth in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis


Ajdacic-Gross, Vladeta; Wang, Jen; Gutzwiller, Felix (1998). Season of birth in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. European Journal of Epidemiology, 14(4):359-361.

Abstract

While studying birth cohort issues, the authors focused also on the seasons of birth in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The analyses were based on computerized death records of Swiss mortality statistics 1969-1993. The results confirm an excess of births in spring months. They suggest that risk factors in ALS can be acquired very early in life, thus introducing a long latency period.

Abstract

While studying birth cohort issues, the authors focused also on the seasons of birth in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The analyses were based on computerized death records of Swiss mortality statistics 1969-1993. The results confirm an excess of births in spring months. They suggest that risk factors in ALS can be acquired very early in life, thus introducing a long latency period.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1998
Deposited On:11 Jun 2014 11:08
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 06:03
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0393-2990
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1007477103292
PubMed ID:9690754

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