Last reviewed 01/2018
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.