Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

The Use of Integrative Therapies in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in Shanghai, China

Table 1

Characteristics of the study population ( ).

CharacteristicValue

Mean age, (range)63.2 (29–76)
Sex, (%)
 Male148 (64%)
 Female83 (36%)
Average age at onset, (range)59.3 (28–75)
Mean duration of ALS, (range)2.1 (0.9–4.2)
Mean duration of diagnosis, (range)1.3 (0.3–3.6)
Mean ALSFRS-R score (range)40.2 (28.3–44.8)
Marital status, (%)
 Married179 (77.5)
 Single, divorced, or widowed52 (22.5)
Education level, (%)
 Less than high school23 (10)
 High school96 (41.6)
 Some college58 (25.1)
 College graduate42 (18.2)
 Graduate school12 (5.2)
Household income, (%)
 <$1,50019 (8.2)
 $1,500–3,00023 (10)
 $3,000–4,50078 (33.8)
 $4,500–6,00045 (19.5)
 $6,000–7,50032 (13.8)
 >$7,500034 (14.7)

ALS: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; ALSFRS-R: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis functional rating scale revised.