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The average diagnosis age for Parkinson’s disease in the U.S. is 70.5 years.

Van Den Eeden, Stephen K., Caroline M. Tanner, Allan L. Bernstein, Robin D. Fross, Amethyst Leimpeter, Daniel A. Bloch, and Lorene M. Nelson. Incidence of Parkinson’s Disease: Variation by age, gender, and race/ethnicity. Am J Epidemiol. 2003; 157(11): 1015-22. http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/157/11/1015

Reference

Title
Incidence of Parkinson’s Disease: Variation by age, gender, and race/ethnicity
Publication
Am J Epidemiol
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Van Den Eeden, Stephen K., Caroline M. Tanner, Allan L. Bernstein, Robin D. Fross, Amethyst Leimpeter, Daniel A. Bloch, and Lorene M. Nelson
Volume & Issue
Volume 157, Issue 11
Pages
1015-22
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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