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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Varicose veins

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Varicose veins

The information below shows a list of types of Varicose veins, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Varicose veins (overall) approx 1 in 22 or 4.50% or 12.2 million people in USA 12,240,000 45 per 1000 (NHIS95)
Spider veins N/A N/A No information
hemorrhoids approx 1 in 26 or 3.82% or 10.4 million people in USA 10,400,000 10.4 million people in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
varicocele N/A N/A No information

Prevalence Statistics for Varicose veins

Prevalance of Varicose veins:

45 per 1000 (NHIS95)


Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 22 or 4.50% or 12.2 million people in USA [about data]


Prevalance of Varicose veins:

It also is estimated that 41% of all women will suffer from abnormal leg veins by the time they are in the 50s. (Source: excerpt from VARICOSE VEINS AND SPIDER VEINS: NWHIC)

Prevelance statistics about Varicose veins:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Varicose veins:

  • 41% women have abnormal leg veins by 50's
  • 60% of all American women and men suffer from some form of vein disorder
  • 2.3% of population self-reported having varicose veins in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1.1% of male population self-reported having varicose veins in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 3.5% of female population self-reported having varicose veins in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 440,000 people self-reported having varicose veins in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 98,000 men self-reported having varicose veins in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 342,000 women self-reported having varicose veins in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

Types of Varicose veins

For more information about types of Varicose veins, refer to our section on types of Varicose veins.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Varicose veins usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Varicose veins at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Varicose veins is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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