Chronic oedema prevalence rates of 1.33:1000 have been cited in the literature, but in reality these figures are thought to be much higher (Moffatt, Franks, Doherty et al, 2003). A recent report has shown this prevalence to be greater (Cooper and Bagnall 2016). Prevalence is higher in women and in people aged >65, the prevalence increases sharply with age. These sources can be viewed through the links below.
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