Epidemiology

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.[3] 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.[4] Prevalence rates in the US are 15% (range from 7% to 40%) in men and 27.7% (25% to 32%) in women.[5] Visible varicose veins are more prevalent in Hispanic people (26.3%) and less prevalent in Asian people (18.7%).[6]

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