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Table 1 Clinical information on ALS patients and controls.

From: Weighted gene co-expression network analysis of the peripheral blood from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients

Clinical variables Patients Controls
Number   
   Dataset 1 30 30
   Dataset 2 30 30
   Dataset 3 63 63
Male gender (%)   
   Dataset 1 15 (50) 15 (50)
   Dataset 2 14 (47) 15 (50)
   Dataset 3 38 (60) 40 (63)
Age at blood collection   
   Dataset 1 63.8 (41.0–76.0) 62.8 (42.8–80.8)
   Dataset 2 63.7 (35.3–79.5) 64.8 (36.2–75.8)
   Dataset 3 65.0 (23.5–80.8) 64.1 (36.9–81.2)
Age at disease onset   
   Dataset 1 62.8 (40.5–75.6)  
   Dataset 2 62.5 (34.2–78.4)  
   Dataset 3 64.4 (21.5–79.6)  
Bulbar Onset (%)   
   Dataset 1 15 (50)  
   Dataset 2 15 (50)  
   Dataset 3 14 (22)  
  1. For the three independent datasets, we report sample sizes and patient characteristics. The close similarity between patients and controls reflects the fact that healthy controls were chosen such that they matched the age and gender of the patients.
  2. ¶ Median years (range)