How does the incidence of Parkinson disease (PD) change with age, and are men and women equally affected?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Hauser, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The incidence and prevalence of Parkinson disease increase with age, and the average age of onset is approximately 60 years. Onset in persons younger than 40 years is relatively uncommon. Parkinson disease is about 1.5 times more common in men than in women.


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