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The prevalence of Parkinson’s disease increase dramatically with age. For every 100,000 Americans, 6,317 people age 80 and over have the disease, compared with 2,785 aged 70-80 and 704 aged 60-70.

Strickland D, Bertoni J. Parkinson’s Prevalence Estimated by a State Registry. Mov Disorders. 2003; 19(3): 318-23. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/mds.10619

Reference

Title
Parkinson’s Prevalence Estimated by a State Registry
Publication
Mov Disorders
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Strickland D, Bertoni J
Volume & Issue
Volume 19, Issue 3
Pages
318-23
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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