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Vol. 9, No. 5, 1990
Issue release date: 1990
Section title: Original Paper
Neuroepidemiology 1990;9:243–247
(DOI:10.1159/000110780)

Parkinsonism Death Rates by Race, Sex and Geography: A 1980s Update

Lilienfeld D.E.a · Sekkor D.b · Simpson S.b · Perl D.P.c · Ehland J.d · Marsh G.d · Chan E.a · Godbold J.H.a · Landrigan P.J.a
a Division of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.; b REAP Program, Bronx Community College, Bronx, N.Y.; c Division of Neuropathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.; d Division of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pa., USA

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Published online: January 11, 1991
Issue release date: 1990

Number of Print Pages: 5
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ISSN: 0251-5350 (Print)
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Abstract

To evaluate temporal changes in the geographic distribution of Parkinson''s disease (PD) mortality in the United States, we reviewed death rates for PD in the nine regions of the United States for 1980-1984. Age-adjusted mortality for all ages and for the elderly (65 years of age and older) was analyzed. Variation in PD mortality was observed among the regions for all demographic groups. The patterns were different from those reported during 1959–1961. Changing geographic patterns in mortality provide evidence for an environmental etiology for PD.

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First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: January 11, 1991
Issue release date: 1990

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0251-5350 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0208 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/NED


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