A QUANTITATIVE STUDY ON EVIDENCE OF VARICOSE VEINS AMONG DIFFERENT OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUNDS IN THE CITY OF MOSUL IRAQ
The present study focuses on evidence of varicose veins (VV) in subjects on different parameters like occupations, gender, and smoking habits etc. in the City of Mosul, Iraq. A quantitative study was performed at Mosul Teaching Hospital between November 2019 and February 2020. Total sample size was 1052 in numbers. Subjects were mainly among different occupations like Nurses, address, Policemen, and teachers. Selected subjects were physically examined on general parameters who agreed to engage in this study. The rate of overall VV prevalence among different occupational backgrounds in the City of Mosul was found to be 200/1052 (19%). It was observed that the percentage of men (49%) and women (51%) and the mean age of the participants was (39.1+3.1). The entire study analyses the effects of various parameters like obesity (BMI), gender, age, smoking habit, and alcohol consumption etc on prevalence of VV. Additionally study also concludes that more occupational standing which has significant contributions in prevalence of VV can be prevented by sitting or walking at frequent intervals whenever is appropriate. So, by improving clinical practices the incidences of vascular diseases may be reduced.
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