Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is also referred to as peripheral artery disease (PAD). In United States, nearly 8 million people are affected by this condition. PVD is more common in men than women. The risk of PVD increases with age in both sexes, particularly over the age of 50. The awareness of PAD is about 25% in the general population. The peripheral vascular disease risk calculator application that you see below will estimate your risk for PVD.