Environmental and Occupational Risk Factors of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Population-Based Case-Control Study
Published in: Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020; 17 (8): E2882
Aim of study (acc. to author)
Endpoint/type of risk estimation
Reference group 1
exposure to overall electro-magnetic factors: no
exposure to overall electro-magnetic factors: yes
Reference group 3
exposure to electric and electronic equipment: no
exposure to electric and electronic equipment: yes
Reference group 5
exposure to overall electromagnetic fields: no
exposure to overall electromagnetic fields: yes
Reference group 7
having lived near overhead power lines: no
having lived near overhead power lines: yes
2008 - 2011; province Novara 2002 - 2012
Italy (Novara, Catania, Modena and Reggio Emilia provinces)
patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta Registry (PARALS) and Emilia-Romagna Registry (ERRALS), directories of death certificates, hospital discharge records, and drug prescriptions
5-year age group
case:control = 1:4
Statistical analysis method:
unconditional logistic regression
Results (acc. to author)
Limitations (acc. to author)
Study funded by
Ministero dell' Università e della Ricerca (MIUR (formerly MURST (Ministero dell' Università e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica); Ministry of University and Research), Italy
Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale (USL) di Reggio Emilia (Local Health Unit of Reggio Emilia), Italy
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