Birthplace as a risk factor in motor neurone disease and Parkinson's disease.

@article{Betemps1993BirthplaceAA,
  title={Birthplace as a risk factor in motor neurone disease and Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Elizabeth J Betemps and C. Ralph Buncher},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={898-904}
}
A proportional mortality study was conducted to determine if state of birth is a risk factor associated with motor neurone disease (MND) and Parkinson's disease (PD) using US death certificate information for 1981. State of birth was used as a surrogate variable for location of early childhood environment. A gradient of risk by geographical area in the US was found for MND and PD. Cerebral vascular accident (CVA) deaths served as a comparison group. Multiple sclerosis (MS) deaths were analysed… CONTINUE READING

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