The Edinburgh Vein Study published in 1999, found that varicose veins are present in 40% of men and 32% of women.

Evans CJ, Fowkes FG, Ruckley CV, Lee AJ. 
Prevalence of varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency in men and women in the general population: 
Edinburgh vein study. J Epidemiol Community Health 1999;53:149-53.

AuthorNicholas Kemp