Parkinson’s disease; Its Occurrence and Identification of Risk Factors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Saleem Ur Rahman, Ikram Ilahi, Suliman Khan, Ayaz Ali Khan, Muhammad Zuhaib Khan


The present survey aimed to study the age, gender, residency and occupation wise occurrence of Parkinson’s disease in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan. The Parkinson’s patients, who were visiting Neurology Department, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar, were interviewed and the information were recorded in questionnaires. The age limit of patients was 30 to 80 years. The data obtained was analyzed for gender, age, occupation and residency wise occurrence of Parkinson’s disease. The survey showed that Parkinson’s disease is more common in male than in female. The elderly age group (61-70 years) and farmers were more affected. The disease was more common in rural areas than in urban. The current investigation analyzes the pattern of Parkinson’s disease and gives information about the related factors in the province.

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