Prevalence estimates vary based on population, selection criteria, disease definition, and imaging techniques. Generally, prevalence rates are higher in industrialised countries and in more developed regions. Prevalence of visible varicose veins in the Western population aged over 15 years is 10% to 15% in men and 20% to 25% in women. Prevalence rates in the US are 15% (range from 7% to 40%) in men and 27.7% (25% to 32%) in women. Visible varicose veins are more prevalent in Hispanic people (26.3%) and less prevalent in Asian people (18.7%).
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