Author Block D Armstrong, U Jurt, D Brouillard, M Matangi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to assess the prevalence of PAD in men and women.
METHODS: Patients undergoing PAD testing were considered. Only patients with all 4 ABIs and both TBIs recorded were included for analysis. An ABI <0.90 was considered abnormal for the diagnosis of PAD. Patients were divided into those RESULTS: There were 980 females and 1829 males for determination of prevalence calculations. The overall prevalence in women was 273/980 (27.9%) and in men 390/1829 (21.3%), P<0.0005. For those patients
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CONCLUSION: We investigate more men for PAD than we do women, despite an overall increase in prevalence of PAD in women. The reasons for this discrepancy are unclear but this data is consistent with other data indicating that women are much less likely to be investigated than men for all cardiovascular diseases.