Epidemiological study on varicose veins in Budapest

Imre Bihari, L. Tornoci, P. Bihari

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Abstract

Objective: To analyse the prevalence and risk factors of varicose veins and chronic venous disease in Budapest. Method: Data were collected using a questionnaire, as well as by performing physical and Doppler ultrasound examination of 566 adult inhabitants of Budapest and some neighbouring villages. Results: The prevalence of lower-extremity varicose veins was 57.1% in the study population. Verified risk factors include advancing age, pregnancy, jobs requiring a lot of standing, blue-collar work and excess body weight. Neither female gender nor the use of oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy was identified as a contributing factor. Conclusion: Hungarian prevalence data and risk factors seem to be similar to other European countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-81
Number of pages5
JournalPhlebology
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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Varicose Veins
Epidemiologic Studies
Doppler Ultrasonography
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Oral Contraceptives
Lower Extremity
Chronic Disease
Body Weight
Pregnancy
Population

Keywords

  • Chronic venous disease
  • Epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Risk factors
  • Varicose veins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Epidemiological study on varicose veins in Budapest. / Bihari, Imre; Tornoci, L.; Bihari, P.

In: Phlebology, Vol. 27, No. 2, 03.2012, p. 77-81.

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Bihari, Imre ; Tornoci, L. ; Bihari, P. / Epidemiological study on varicose veins in Budapest. In: Phlebology. 2012 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 77-81.
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