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Parkinson's Prevalence Project

Parkinson’s Foundation Prevalence Project Finds Number of People With Parkinson’s Severely Underestimated

Date: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

When a large population of people have a disease, like Parkinson’s disease (PD), it’s essential to have accurate numbers of how many people have the disease, where they live and why they have it.

Causes & Statistics: Prevalence Project

When a large population of people have a disease like Parkinson’s disease (PD), it’s essential to have accurate numbers of how many people have the disease, where they live and why they have it. This information helps researchers, healthcare professionals and even legislators determine how many resources should be allocated to addressing and treating a disease. Key terms, like incidence and prevalence, are often used when talking about who has PD. 

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