Neighborhood socioeconomic factors vary among people with different movement disorders

  • A retrospective study has identified variation in neighborhood socioeconomic factors among people with different movement disorders.
  • Compared with the neighborhoods of people with Parkinson’s disease, those of people with functional movement disorders, Huntington’s disease, or cerebellar ataxias had higher proportions of individuals earning less than 15,000 USD/year, receiving public assistance, and having less than a high school diploma.
  • The study authors conclude that their results could have implications for public health interventions to improve the care of people with movement disorders.