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Article: An epidemiological study of motor neuron disease in Hong Kong

TitleAn epidemiological study of motor neuron disease in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2005
Citation
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis And Other Motor Neuron Disorders, 2005, v. 6 n. 3, p. 164-168 How to Cite?
AbstractWorldwide, the incidence of motor neuron disease (MND) has been increasing steadily over recent decades. We reported a follow-up epidemiology study of MND in this locality. We identified the subjects from the computer database of the government hospital system between 1 January 1997 and 31 January.2002 by searching the ICD code starting from 335.xx. Every retrieved case or their records were reviewed and validated by neurologist(s) of the responsible regional hospitals which the patients attended. One hundred and twenty cases from seven regional hospitals (serving 48.05% of the HKSAR population) were identified, validated and confirmed to be MND or related diseases. Ninety-eight new cases were diagnosed during the study period. Average age of onset was 58.76 years; SD 14.12 (28-89) years. Male to female ratio was 1.72:1. Peak age of onset was 60-64 years without sex difference. The adjusted incidence rate was 0.60/100,000/year. The adjusted point prevalence at the prevalence date (31 January 2001) was 3.04/100,000. Despite the incidence and prevalence of MND among Hong Kong Chinese, it remained low compared to worldwide figures, and our data suggested a significant rise of MND or related disease in the last decade. A territory-wide prospective epidemiological study is indicated. © 2005 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162887
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dc.contributor.authorFong, GCYen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheng, TSen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorCheng, WKen_US
dc.contributor.authorMok, KYen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, CMen_US
dc.contributor.authorChim, CSen_US
dc.contributor.authorMak, Wen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, KHen_US
dc.contributor.authorTsang, KLen_US
dc.contributor.authorKwan, MCen_US
dc.contributor.authorTsoi, THen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, RTFen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, SLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T05:24:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-05T05:24:49Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.citationAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis And Other Motor Neuron Disorders, 2005, v. 6 n. 3, p. 164-168en_US
dc.identifier.issn1466-0822en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162887-
dc.description.abstractWorldwide, the incidence of motor neuron disease (MND) has been increasing steadily over recent decades. We reported a follow-up epidemiology study of MND in this locality. We identified the subjects from the computer database of the government hospital system between 1 January 1997 and 31 January.2002 by searching the ICD code starting from 335.xx. Every retrieved case or their records were reviewed and validated by neurologist(s) of the responsible regional hospitals which the patients attended. One hundred and twenty cases from seven regional hospitals (serving 48.05% of the HKSAR population) were identified, validated and confirmed to be MND or related diseases. Ninety-eight new cases were diagnosed during the study period. Average age of onset was 58.76 years; SD 14.12 (28-89) years. Male to female ratio was 1.72:1. Peak age of onset was 60-64 years without sex difference. The adjusted incidence rate was 0.60/100,000/year. The adjusted point prevalence at the prevalence date (31 January 2001) was 3.04/100,000. Despite the incidence and prevalence of MND among Hong Kong Chinese, it remained low compared to worldwide figures, and our data suggested a significant rise of MND or related disease in the last decade. A territory-wide prospective epidemiological study is indicated. © 2005 Taylor & Francis.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Other Motor Neuron Disordersen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distributionen_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshEpidemiologic Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshMotor Neuron Disease - Diagnosis - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_US
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen_US
dc.titleAn epidemiological study of motor neuron disease in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChim, CS:jcschim@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14660820510028412en_US
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dc.identifier.volume6en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
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