[Epidemiology of venous diseases - results of an epidemiologic study].Z Gesamte Inn Med. 1981 Jul 01; 36(13):459-62.ZG
48.7% of the population of the district of Dippoldiswalde developed a varicosis. both sexes were affected in the same way with a similar percentage. No side of the legs were preferred. Two thirds of all carriers of varices have only slight varices (small varicose dilatations of the cutaneous veins, reticular varices) without complaints. A considerable varicosis was found in 130/1000 adult inhabitants. Only these carriers of varices can be defined as ill with venous disease. The age is no risk factor of varicosis. The average age of manifestation of varicosis in females is 37.8 years, in males 43.7 years. With growing age, however, the degree of severity of the disease increases.