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Do lots of people get Parkinson's disease, or is it unusual?
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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In brief: Parkinson's disease
There are certain variables which affect the frequency of pd.
Prevalence of pd (number of cases at a particular point in time) is thought to be about 0.3 percent in the general population, and about 1 percent in people over 60 (nussbaum et al, 2003; de lau et al, 2006). Worldwide, there are about five million people with parkinson's disease (sherzer et al, 2007).

In brief: Parkinson's disease
There are certain variables which affect the frequency of pd.
Prevalence of pd (number of cases at a particular point in time) is thought to be about 0.3 percent in the general population, and about 1 percent in people over 60 (nussbaum et al, 2003; de lau et al, 2006). Worldwide, there are about five million people with parkinson's disease (sherzer et al, 2007).
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