The epidemiology and impact of migraine

Marcelo E. Bigal, Richard B. Lipton, Walter F. Stewart

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Migraine is a highly prevalent headache disorder that has a substantial impact on the individual and society. In this article, we review the burden of migraine, emphasizing the population-based studies that used standardized diagnostic criteria. We highlight descriptive epidemiology, burden of disease, patterns of diagnosis, and treatment. We focus on the epidemiology and burden of probable migraine, a subtype of migraine where just one clinical feature is missing. We finish by describing approaches to improving healthcare delivery for migraine and probable migraine. Although migraine is a remarkably common cause of temporary disability, many migraineurs, even those with disabling headache, have never consulted a physician for the problem. Prevalence is highest in women, in persons between the ages of 25 and 55 years, and, at least in the United States, in individuals from low-income households. Nonetheless, prevalence is high in groups other than these high-risk groups. Probable migraine is a prevalent form of migraine, and like migraine with and without aura it produces decrements in health-related quality of life and increments in disability relative to control subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-104
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Volume4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Quality of Life
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The epidemiology and impact of migraine. / Bigal, Marcelo E.; Lipton, Richard B.; Stewart, Walter F.

In: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, Vol. 4, No. 2, 03.2004, p. 98-104.

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Bigal, ME, Lipton, RB & Stewart, WF 2004, 'The epidemiology and impact of migraine', Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 98-104.
Bigal, Marcelo E. ; Lipton, Richard B. ; Stewart, Walter F. / The epidemiology and impact of migraine. In: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. 2004 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 98-104.
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