Geographic variations in the prevalence rates of Parkinson's disease in Alberta.

@article{Svenson1993GeographicVI,
  title={Geographic variations in the prevalence rates of Parkinson's disease in Alberta.},
  author={L. W. Svenson and G H Platt and S E Woodhead},
  journal={The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques},
  year={1993},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={307-11}
}
Parkinson's disease prevalence rates were examined for the Province of Alberta by age, sex and census division. Using the claims administrative data from the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan, a cohort of all registered individuals (2.4 million) was extracted and followed for the five year period, April 1, 1984 to March 31, 1989. No new members were added to the cohort and an attrition rate averaging 6% per year was observed. The overall crude prevalence rates of 248.9 and 239.8 per 100,000… CONTINUE READING

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