Parkinson Disease

Publication Date: December 28, 2021

Overview

Overview

  • As of 2017, over 1 million (1.04) people in the United States have been diagnosed with Parkinson disease.
    • Ninety-one percent of these individuals were over the age of 65 and eligible for Medicare; 54% were men.
  • Prevalence is expected to increase to nearly 1.64 million in 20 years.
  • Globally, Parkinson disease is the fastest growing of all neurological disorders with a prevalence of 6.1 million, which is projected to increase to over 12 million worldwide by 2050

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