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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 A, Bower JH, Maraganore DM, et al. 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 A, Bower JH, Maraganore DM, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 55, Issue 1
Pages
25-31
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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