What is the prevalence of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) in the US?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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CVI is a significant public health problem in the United States. It has been estimated that 2-5% of all Americans have some changes associated with CVI. Published estimates of the prevalence of varicosities range from 7% to 60% in the adult population, with most studies demonstrating clinical varicose reflux in about 40% of the population. [6] Venous stasis ulcers affect approximately 500,000 people. The mean incidence of hospital admission for CVI is 92 per 100,000 admissions.


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