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Prevalence by country

The statistics are based on different studies in the countries between 2000–2008.  The figures are not fully comparable on a scientific basis, but give a very good idea of how many people are affected by Parkinson’s in the different countries.  The term ‘prevalence’ of Parkinson’s disease refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Parkinson’s at any given time.


COUNTRY

AMOUNT OF PEOPLE

   

Austria

16,226

Belgium

22,807

Cyprus

1,084

Czech Republic

18,411

Denmark

10,355

Estonia

2,773

Finland

10,309

France

117,093

Germany

260,817

Greece

23,439

Hungary

20,223

Iceland

436

Ireland

5,691

Italy

199,048

Latvia

4,767

Lithuania

6,574

Luxemburg

811

Malta

637

Netherlands

28,725

Norway

8,771

Poland

63,178

Portugal

22,387

Slovakia

8,036

Slovenia

3,791

Spain

151,019

Sweden

17,629

Switzerland

14,691

United Kingdom

119,264

 

 

EUROPE

1,158,992

Source: P. Andlin-Sobocki et al,  European Journal of Neurology 12 (Suppl 1) June 2005