Basic Summary for Parkinson's Disease


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Main name of condition: Parkinson's Disease
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What is Parkinson's Disease?
  Brief description of Parkinson's Disease: Degenerative brain condition characterised by tremor.
  Parent types of Parkinson's Disease: Motor system disorder, Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Parkinson's Disease: brain
  Types of Parkinson's Disease: Secondary Parkinsonism
How many people get Parkinson's Disease?
  Prevalance of Parkinson's Disease: 1 million people (unreliable estimate)
  Prevalance Rate of Parkinson's Disease: approx 1 in 272 or 0.37% or 1 million people in USA [about data]
  Undiagnosed prevalence of Parkinson's Disease: estimated 3-4 million people
  Undiagnosed prevalence rate of Parkinson's Disease: approx 1 in 90 or 1.10% or 3 million people in USA [about data]
Who gets Parkinson's Disease?
  Patient Profile for Parkinson's Disease: Usually elderly adults
How serious is Parkinson's Disease?
  Prognosis of Parkinson's Disease: Chronic and progressive.
  Prognosis of Parkinson's Disease: At present, there is no way to predict or prevent Parkinson's disease. 1
  Deaths for Parkinson's Disease: 14,593 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  Complications of Parkinson's Disease: see complications of Parkinson's Disease
What causes Parkinson's Disease?
  Cause of Parkinson's Disease: Loss or failure of dopamine-producing brain cells
  Causes of Parkinson's Disease: see causes of Parkinson's Disease
  Risk factors for Parkinson's Disease: see risk factors for Parkinson's Disease
What are the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease?
  Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease: see symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Parkinson's Disease: see treatments for Parkinson's Disease
Society issues for Parkinson's Disease
  Hospitalization statistics for Parkinson's Disease: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Parkinson's Disease:
  • 0.12% (14,828) of hospital episodes were for parkinsonism and other extrapyramidal and movement disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 78% of hospital consultations for parkinsonism and other extrapyramidal and movement disorders required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital episodes for parkinsonism and other extrapyramidal and movement disorders were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital episodes for parkinsonism and other extrapyramidal and movement disorders were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital admissions for parkinsonism and other extrapyramidal and movement disorders required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for parkinsonism and other extrapyramidal and movement disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for parkinsonism and other extrapyramidal and movement disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 65 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for parkinsonism and other extrapyramidal and movement disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 22% of hospitalisations for parkinsonism and other extrapyramidal and movement disorders occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospitalisations for parkinsonism and other extrapyramidal and movement disorders occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21% of hospitalisations for parkinsonism and other extrapyramidal and movement disorders were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.4% (211,511) of hospital bed days were for parkinsonism and other extrapyramidal and movement disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.077% (9,790) of hospital consultant episodes were for Parkinsonís Disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 71% of hospital consultant episodes for Parkinsonís Disease required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59% of hospital consultant episodes for Parkinsonís Disease were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for Parkinsonís Disease were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for Parkinsonís Disease required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for Parkinsonís Disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for Parkinsonís Disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for Parkinsonís Disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9% of hospital consultant episodes for Parkinsonís Disease occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57% of hospital consultant episodes for Parkinsonís Disease occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for Parkinsonís Disease were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.357% (187,141) of hospital bed days were for Parkinsonís Disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0003% (32) of hospital consultant episodes were for unspecified secondary parkinsonism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 71% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified secondary parkinsonism required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified secondary parkinsonism were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified secondary parkinsonism were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified secondary parkinsonism required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 18.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for unspecified secondary parkinsonism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for unspecified secondary parkinsonism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for unspecified secondary parkinsonism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified secondary parkinsonism occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified secondary parkinsonism occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified secondary parkinsonism were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (375) of hospital bed days were for unspecified secondary parkinsonism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Parkinson's Disease Information Page: NINDS

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