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Estimation of Prevalence of Varicose Veins Formation and Associated Risks in North Indian Population

Dr Sushil Kumar Bundela


Aim and Objective: To find out the prevalence of varicose veins formation in patients and its associated risk factors in North Indian population. Methods: A total of 300 (150 cases and 150 controls) persons were selected for the study, who had been diagnosed for varicose veins complication, from January 2016 to June 2018 at Government Medical College, Jalaun (Orai) UP, (India). All the persons were further speculated and tested for different parameters. Results: In this study, a prevalence of varicosities formation was noted to be quite high in the Northern Indian population with approximately one-third of women (100 out of 300) and one fifth (60 out of 300) of men (mainly unskilled workers) found affected by this disorder. The record of varicose veins in relatives (family history) (OR 3.51, p=0.048) and for prolonged standing (OR 2.01, p=0.043) was found significant chief risk factors in both sexes. And also, unskilled workers were having significant varicose veins numbers (OR 1.59, p=0.021). Conclusion: This study has exposed a high prevalence of chronic venous disorders of the lower limbs, noticed in the population of the studied area. The data generated by this study may help to reduce the cost borne by the persons for medical treatment and also may be helpful to raise economical growth. Finally, the study may give strong socio-culture advances to societies.


Keywords: Varicose veins, risk factors, prevalence, recurrence, ultrasonography

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Sushil Kumar Bundela. Estimation of Prevalence of Varicose Veins Formation and Associated Risks in North Indian Population. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Health Professions. 2019; 9(1): 1–5p.

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