Environmental risk factors for Parkinson's disease in an urban multiethnic community

K. Marder, G. Logroscino, B. Alfaro, H. Mejia, A. Halim, E. Louis, L. Cote, R. Mayeux

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Abstract

Environmental risk factors were examined using univariate and multivariate unconditional logistic regression models in 89 nondemented patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and 188 control subjects in a multiethnic urban community. Rural living, area farming, and drinking well water were associated with PD only in African-Americans. In Hispanics, area farming was protective, whereas drinking unfiltered water was a risk factor for PD. Consideration of ethnic and cultural origin may add to the epidemiologic study of PD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Clinical Neurology

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    Marder, K., Logroscino, G., Alfaro, B., Mejia, H., Halim, A., Louis, E., Cote, L., & Mayeux, R. (1998). Environmental risk factors for Parkinson's disease in an urban multiethnic community. Neurology, 50(1), 279-281. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.50.1.279