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The risk of death in people with Parkinson’s disease is 1.6 times that of the general population.

Elbaz A, Bower JH, Peterson BJ, et al. Survival Study of Parkinson Disease in Olmstead County, Minnesota. Arch Neurol. 2003; 60(1): 91-6. http://archneur.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/60/1/91

Reference

Title
Survival Study of Parkinson Disease in Olmstead County, Minnesota
Publication
Arch Neurol
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Elbaz A, Bower JH, Peterson BJ, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 60, Issue 1
Pages
91-6
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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