Migraine in the united states: A review of epidemiology and health care use

Richard B. Lipton, Walter F. Stewart

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Abstract

According to the American Migraine Study, 17.6% of females and 6.0% of males in the United States currently suffer from severe migraine. These findings are based on the responses of more than 20,000 people to a self-administered questionnaire mailed to respondents. The study reveals that migraine prevalence varies according to age, gender, and income. Despite high rates of headache-related disability, the study also shows that most people with migraine have never been diagnosed by a doctor or treated with prescription medications. To improve diagnosis and treatment of migraine, public health interventions are indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S6-S10
JournalNeurology
Volume43
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1993

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Migraine Disorders
Epidemiology
Delivery of Health Care
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Headache
Public Health
Healthcare
American Studies
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Questionnaire
Medication
Prescription
Surveys and Questionnaires
Therapeutics

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Migraine in the united states : A review of epidemiology and health care use. / Lipton, Richard B.; Stewart, Walter F.

In: Neurology, Vol. 43, No. 6, 1993, p. S6-S10.

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