Table 1.

Clinical spectrum at presentation of ALS among Irish residents, 1995–1997 (n = 231)

Site of presenting symptomMaleFemaleTotal, n (%)
* By convention, these cases are classified as bulbar onset disease.
Limb
Upper291241 (17.7)
Lower403272 (31.2)
Both13316 (6.9)
Bulbar
Dysarthria334275 (32.5)
Choking/dysphagia325 (2.2)
Generalized*15722 (9.5)
Total13398231 (100)