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Parkinson's disease among American Indians and Alaska natives: a nationwide prevalence study

TitleParkinson's disease among American Indians and Alaska natives: a nationwide prevalence study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsGordon, PH, Mehal, JM, Holman, RC, Rowland, AS, Cheek, JE
JournalMov DisordMov Disord
Volume27
Pagination1456-9
Date PublishedSep 15
ISBN Number1531-8257 (Electronic)<br/>0885-3185 (Linking)
Accession Number22893192
KeywordsAdult, Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and Over, Alaska/epidemiology, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Indians, North American/ethnology, Inuits/ethnology, Male, Middle Aged, Parkinson Disease/ epidemiology/ ethnology, Retrospective Studies, Sex Factors, United States/epidemiology/ethnology
AbstractBACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of Parkinson's disease (PD) among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people. METHODS: We analyzed records for AI/AN people between 2002 and 2009 using inpatient and outpatient visit data from the Indian Health Service. Crude and age-adjusted prevalence, using the 2000 projected US population as the standard, was determined overall and by age group, sex, period, and region. RESULTS: An estimated 2613 AI/AN people carried the diagnosis of PD (crude prevalence, 143.8/100,000). Prevalence increased with age through 84 years. The age-adjusted rate was 355.7 and was higher among men than women (P
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