Parkinson's Disease  /  Prevalence & Incidence

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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    • Parkinson’s disease is the 14th leading cause of death in the U.S.  
    • 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease.  
    • Every year, 50,000 to 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  
    • The lifetime risk at birth of developing Parkinson’s disease is around 2% for men and 1.3% for women.  
    • Every 9 minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease–60,000 new cases every year.  
    • An estimated 1.5 million Americans currently have Parkinson’s disease.  
    • Parkinson’s disease is the 2nd-most common neurodegenerative disease in the U.S., second only to Alzheimer’s disease.  
    • Every 9 minutes a new Parkinson’s case is diagnosed–60,000 cases every year.  
    • As many as 1 million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease.  
    • Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the United States, second only to Alzheimer’s disease.