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Parkinson's Disease (PD)

Statistics of Parkinson's Disease (PD)

The statistics on Parkinson’s disease (PD) show that the disorder affects more people than Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis combined.  Some other pertinent facts about Parkinson’s include:

  • Parkinson’s affects up to 1 million people in the U.S.
  • Doctors diagnose as many as 60,000 new cases each year
  • Parkinson’s strikes 50 percent more men than women
  • The average age of onset is 60
  • Early onset PD, beginning before age 50. accounts for 5-10 percent of cases
  • 15-25 percent of people with Parkinson’s have a relative with the disease
  • Risk for people related to someone with Parkinson’s increases 2-5 percent
  • Symptoms of Parkinson’s may progress over a period longer than 20 years

Locations for Parkinson's Disease (PD)