ABDIU, Albulena and REÇI, Mije and DANILOVSKI, Vasko (2022) INCIDENCE OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE IN THE KICHEVO REGION IN NORTH MACEDONIA. Journal of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of UT, 7 (13-14). pp. 197-204. ISSN 2671-3039

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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a multi-attribute neurodegenerative disorder combining motor and non-motor symptoms without well-defined diagnostic clinical markers. The presence of primary motor features (bradykinesia, rest tremor, rigidity and loss of postural reflexes) is the most characteristic signs of PD that are also utilized to identify patients in current clinical practice. Epidemiological studies on the incidence of PD are important to better understand the risk factors for PD and determine the condition's natural history. This paper examines the incidence and prevalence of DP in total and its variation by gender. We searched data for epidemiologic studies of PD from 2015 to 2021. The data were analyzed in general and by gender in particular, and referring to the official data on the population of the Kichevo region (30138 inhabitants), were determined whether a significant difference was present between the sexes. From the data obtained it was found that the total number of persons with Parkinson's disease from 2015 to 2021 resulted 1401 (4.65%). The number of women affected was 871 (2.89%), while the number of men was 530 (1.76%), that is, the number of women was higher than men for 341 (1.2%) cases. The incidence of PD in general in recent years (2019-2021) was increasing and significantly higher compared to earlier years (2015-2018).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parkinson’s disease, incidence, symptoms, levodopa, neurodegeneration, Lewy bodies
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2022 14:18
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 14:18

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