Prevalence of non-healed and healed chronic leg ulcers in an elderly rural population.

@article{Marklund2000PrevalenceON,
  title={Prevalence of non-healed and healed chronic leg ulcers in an elderly rural population.},
  author={Bertil Marklund and T S{\"u}lau and Christina Lindholm},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of primary health care},
  year={2000},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={58-60}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of non-healed and healed chronic leg ulcers in an elderly rural population. DESIGN All persons 70 years or older were asked about present and previous leg ulcers. SETTING A rural village in mid-west Sweden with 4000 inhabitants. PARTICIPANTS 541 persons aged 70 years and above. OUTCOME MEASURES The prevalence of healed or non-healed chronic leg ulcers in the population aged > or = 70. RESULTS Healed or non-healed leg ulcers were reported by 53… CONTINUE READING

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