Parkinson's Disease  /  Age - A Major Risk Factor

As many as 1 million Americans live with Parkinson's disease. It is estimated that about 50,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease are diagnosed in the US every year. This disease is costly and devastating, costing around billion per year or ,626 per patient per year, often leading to disability and death. 

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    • The prevalence of Parkinson’s disease increase dramatically with age. For every 100,000 Americans, 6,317 people age 80 and over have the disease, compared with 2,785 aged 70-80 and 704 aged…  
    • The incidence of Parkinson’s disease rapidly increases over the age of 60 years–with only 4% of cases occurring under the age of 50.  
    • The average diagnosis age for Parkinson’s disease in the U.S. is 70.5 years.  
    • 15% of Americans with Parkinson’s disease are diagnosed before the age of 50–incidence increases with age.  
    • The average age of onset for Parkinson’s is 60-years-old.