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Men More Likely Than Women to Have Parkinson’s Disease

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Hamilton J, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Yang W, The Lewin Group, et al. The Economic Burden of Parkinson’s Disease; 2019. https://www.silverbook.org/publication/silver-book-parkinsons-disease-fact-sheet/. Accessed June 11, 2019

Reference

Title
The Economic Burden of Parkinson’s Disease
Publication Date
2019
Authors
Hamilton J, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Yang W, The Lewin Group, et al.
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  • Prevalence & Incidence

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