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An estimated 33% of Parkinson’s patients suffer from falls; 13% fall more than once a week.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke; http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/library/action_plan/pdfs/action_plan_full.pdf

Reference

Title
A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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