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Table 1. ALS Death Rates by County
SERIES NO. 53
August 1999

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Table 1. Amyotrophic Lateral
Sclerosis Death Rates by County
of Residence, 1986-1996
County Number
of
Deaths
Death Rates 1
Crude Age-adjusted 2
Total 633 2.0 1.4
Baker 5 2.9 1.3
Benton 18 2.3 2.2
Clackamas 60 1.9 1.4
Clatsop 12 3.2 1.9
Columbia 13 3.1 2.1
Coos 18 2.7 1.2
Crook 5 3.1 2.9
Curry 6 2.8 2.2
Deschutes 22 2.5 1.5
Douglas 23 2.2 1.4
Gilliam 0 * *
Grant 1 * *
Harney 1 * *
Hood River 4 * *
Jackson 32 1.9 1.0
Jefferson 5 3.2 2.7
Josephine 13 1.8 0.9
Klamath 14 2.2 1.4
Lake 2 * *
Lane 62 2.0 1.2
Lincoln 7 1.6 0.8
Linn 18 1.7 1.1
Malheur 8 2.7 2.0
Marion 55 2.1 1.2
Morrow 1 * *
Multnomah 100 1.5 1.0
Polk 9 1.6 0.8
Sherman 3 * *
Tillamook 7 2.9 1.4
Umatilla 11 1.6 1.1
Union 3 * *
Wallowa 2 * *
Wasco 6 2.5 1.2
Washington 68 1.9 1.4
Wheeler 2 * *
Yamhill 17 2.3 1.6
1. Rates per 100,000 population.
Rates are not calculated for
counties with fewer than five deaths.
2. Adjusted to the 1940 U.S. standard million.
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