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Varicose veins occur in young adults and incidence increases with age to 80% at 60 years.

Women are affected more frequently than men; in a study of people aged 35-70 the prevalence of varicose veins was:

  • 17% in men
  • 31% in women


  • 1) Franks, PJ, Wright, DD et al (1992). Prevalence of venous disease: a community study in West London. Eur J Surg, 158, 143-7.

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