What is the global prevalence of venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The frequency of venous insufficiency is believed to be higher in Westernized and industrialized nations than in developing nations, most likely because of differences in lifestyle and activity.

It has been estimated that approximately 1-2% of the adult population presents with lower-limb ulceration, from which 70-90% of these ulcers are attributed to CVI. [5, 7]


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