Parkinson's Disease - Incidence
Parkinson Disease affects both men and women in almost equal numbers. It shows no social, ethnic, economic or geographic boundaries. In the United States, it is estimated that 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. While the condition usually develops after the age of 65, 15% of those diagnosed are under 50.
The number of new cases increases with age:One in every hundred over the age 65 years has Parkinson's disease.One in ten over the age of eighty has the disease.