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Review Paper

Comparison of Environmental and Genetic Factors for Parkinson’s Disease between Chinese and Caucasians

Chan D.K.Y.a · Cordato D.b · Bui T.a · Mellick G.c · Woo J.d

Author affiliations

aDepartment of Age Care and Rehabilitation (UNSW, UWS), bNeurology Department, Bankstown Health Service, Bankstown, and cPrincess Alexandra Hospital, University of Queensland, Woolloongabba, Australia; dChinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong

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Prof. Daniel Kam Yin Chan

Department of Age Care and Rehabilitation

Bankstown Health Service, Lock mail bag 1600

Bankstown, NSW 2200 (Australia)

Tel. +61 2 9722 7558, Fax +61 2 9722 8275, E-Mail daniel.chan@swsahs.nsw.gov.au

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Neuroepidemiology 2004;23:13–22

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Abstract

This review paper compares the differences in prevalence, and environmental and genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s disease between Chinese and Caucasian subjects. Comparison of age-specific prevalence between Chinese people and Caucasians suggests that the prevalence is lower in the Chinese (at least in the past), although the prevalence rate in China appears to be rising. Distinctions in environmental risk factors and genetic factors are discussed. The difference in prevalence may be due to distinctions in environmental and genetic risk factors as well as the complex interaction between these environmental and genetic factors, although discrepancies in methodology for prevalence surveys can also be an explanation.

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Published online: January 23, 2004
Issue release date: January – April

Number of Print Pages: 10
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 3

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

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