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Parkinson's disease across ethnicities: A nationwide study in New Zealand.

08:00 EDT 23rd July 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Parkinson's disease across ethnicities: A nationwide study in New Zealand."

New Zealand is an ethnically diverse country with a unified national prescribing system. This provides a good framework to use drug-tracing methodology to establish the prevalence and incidence of Parkinson's disease across different ethnic groups. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and incidence of Parkinson's disease in the major ethnic groups in New Zealand.

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Name: Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society
ISSN: 1531-8257
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