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The lifetime risk at birth of developing Parkinson’s disease is around 2% for men and 1.3% for women.

Elbaz, Alexis, James H. Bower, Demetrius M. Maraganore, Shannon K. McDonnell, Brett J. Peterson, J. Eric Ahlskog, Daniel J. Schaid, and Walter A. Rocca. Risk Tables for Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s Disease. J Clin Epidemiol. 2002; 55(1): 25-31. http://www.jclinepi.com/article/S0895-4356(01)00425-5/abstract

Reference

Title
Risk Tables for Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s Disease
Publication
J Clin Epidemiol
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Elbaz, Alexis, James H. Bower, Demetrius M. Maraganore, Shannon K. McDonnell, Brett J. Peterson, J. Eric Ahlskog, Daniel J. Schaid, and Walter A. Rocca
Volume & Issue
Volume 55, Issue 1
Pages
25-31
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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