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15% of Americans with Parkinson’s disease are diagnosed before the age of 50–incidence increases with age.

Parkinson’s Disease: An overview. http://www.pdf.org/AboutPD/. Published 2007

Reference

Title
Parkinson’s Disease: An overview
Publication Date
Published 2007
Authors
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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