Number of months between symptoms and Parkinson's diagnosis in Canada as of 2017

This statistic shows the percentage of Parkinson's disease patients in Canada that waited a select number of months after showing symptoms before receiving a formal Parkinson's disease diagnosis as of 2017. According to the data, 44 percent of respondents indicated that they only waited 1-3 months before receiving a formal diagnosis.

Percentage of people living with Parkinson's disease in Canada who saw a provider a select number of times for Parkinson's symptoms before receiving a formal diagnosis as of 2017

Percentage of respondents
1-3 months44%
4-6 months18%
7-9 months6%
10-12 months8%
1-2 years10%
2-3 years4%
Longer than 3 years4%
Don't remember5%
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Release date

March 2018



Survey time period

September 29 to October 24, 2017

Number of respondents

906 respondents

Special properties

Among those living with or caring for someone with Parkinson's

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "How long after your first medical consultation to discuss Parkinson's disease symptoms did it take for you to receive a formal Parkinson's disease diagnosis?"

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