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Statistics about Varicose veins

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Varicose veins:

See also prevalence and incidence page 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)
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Society statistics for Varicose veins

Hospitalization statistics for Varicose veins:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Varicose veins:

  • 0.4% (51,456) of hospital consultant episodes were for varicose veins of lower extremities in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of lower extremities required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of lower extremities were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of lower extremities were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of lower extremities required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for varicose veins of lower extremities in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for varicose veins of lower extremities in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for varicose veins of lower extremities in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of lower extremities occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of lower extremities occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of lower extremities were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.12% (63,669) of hospital bed days were for varicose veins of lower extremities in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.02% (2,843) of hospital consultant episodes were for varicose veins of other sites in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of other sites required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 88% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of other sites were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of other sites were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of other sites required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for varicose veins of other sites in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for varicose veins of other sites in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for varicose veins of other sites in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of other sites occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of other sites occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital consultant episodes for varicose veins of other sites were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.005% (2,371) of hospital bed days were for varicose veins of other sites in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Varicose veins. The term 'prevalence' of Varicose veins usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Varicose veins at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Varicose veins refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Varicose veins diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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