Described tnd 2005 tnd epidemiology of pd

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Unformatted text preview: the late 1800s. described © TND 2005 TND Epidemiology of PD Epidemiology The most common movement disorder The affecting 1-2 % of the general population over the age of 65 years. population The second most common The neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer´s disease (AD). Alzheimer´s © TND 2005 TND Incidence / 100 000 Incidence of PD Incidence Age © TND 2005 TND Prevalence / 100 000 Prevalence of PD Prevalence Age © TND 2005 TND Epidemiology of PD Epidemiology May be less prevalent in China and other Asian May countries, and in African-Americans. countries, Prevalence rates in men are slightly higher Prevalence than in women; reason unknown, though a role for estrogen has been debated. for © TND 2005 TND Risk factors of PD Risk Age - the most important risk factor Positive family history Male gender Environmental exposure: Herbicide and pesticide exposure, metals (manganese, iron), well water, farming, rural residence, wood pulp mills; and steel alloy industries Race Life experiences (trauma, emotional stress, personality traits such as shyness and depressiveness)?...
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