Reasons for hiding Parkinson's symptoms United Kingdom in 2016

Which of the reasons, if any, explain why you felt the need to hide your Parkinson's symptoms?

Reasons for hiding Parkinson's symptoms United Kingdom in 2016 This statistic shows the share of reasons for hiding Parkinson's disease symptoms in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016. Of respondents, 63 percent said they didn't want people to feel awkward or embarrassed around them.
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Which of the reasons, if any, explain why you felt the need to hide your Parkinson's symptoms?

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Share of individuals
I didn't want people to feel awkward or embarrassed around me63%
I felt that I would be judged34%
I didn't feel like the symptoms were socially acceptable32%
I felt ashamed17%
Concerned about work/job issues5%
Felt embarrassed/self-conscious4%
Didn't want pity2%
Didn't want to upset my family2%
Wanted to feel normal/well2%
Didn't want to accept the illness/in denial2%
Didn't want people to comment or ask questions/ Didn't want to have to explain or talk about it1%
Didn't want to be treated differently1%
Didn't want to talk about it1%
Didn't want people to think I am drunk1%
Share of individuals
I didn't want people to feel awkward or embarrassed around me63%
I felt that I would be judged34%
I didn't feel like the symptoms were socially acceptable32%
I felt ashamed17%
Concerned about work/job issues5%
Felt embarrassed/self-conscious4%
Didn't want pity2%
Didn't want to upset my family2%
Wanted to feel normal/well2%
Didn't want to accept the illness/in denial2%
Didn't want people to comment or ask questions/ Didn't want to have to explain or talk about it1%
Didn't want to be treated differently1%
Didn't want to talk about it1%
Didn't want people to think I am drunk1%
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This statistic shows the share of reasons for hiding Parkinson's disease symptoms in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016. Of respondents, 63 percent said they didn't want people to feel awkward or embarrassed around them.
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