The epidemiology of migraine

Richard B. Lipton, Walter F. Stewart

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

65 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

To obtain accurate estimates of migraine prevalence, population-based studies are required. Clinic-based studies include a highly selected group of migraine sufferers. Even in population-based studies, there have been wide variations in estimates of migraine prevalence. A meta-analysis has shown that age, gender and case definition account for 70% of this variance. Recent studies using International Headache Society (IHS) diagnostic criteria have given relatively consistent estimates of migraine prevalence (about 15-18% of women and 6% of men) and indicate that migraine occurs most commonly in men and women aged 25-55 years. Migraine is a heterogeneous condition with a spectrum of severity and associated disability, and it is under-diagnosed worldwide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-11
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Neurology
Volume34
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

Fingerprint

Migraine Disorders
Epidemiology
Population
Headache
Meta-Analysis

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Meta-analysis
  • Migraine
  • Prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

Cite this

The epidemiology of migraine. / Lipton, Richard B.; Stewart, Walter F.

In: European Neurology, Vol. 34, 1994, p. 6-11.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lipton, Richard B. ; Stewart, Walter F. / The epidemiology of migraine. In: European Neurology. 1994 ; Vol. 34. pp. 6-11.
@article{edbf0fa7a9f6464e966a173ee3b7bbcd,
title = "The epidemiology of migraine",
abstract = "To obtain accurate estimates of migraine prevalence, population-based studies are required. Clinic-based studies include a highly selected group of migraine sufferers. Even in population-based studies, there have been wide variations in estimates of migraine prevalence. A meta-analysis has shown that age, gender and case definition account for 70{\%} of this variance. Recent studies using International Headache Society (IHS) diagnostic criteria have given relatively consistent estimates of migraine prevalence (about 15-18{\%} of women and 6{\%} of men) and indicate that migraine occurs most commonly in men and women aged 25-55 years. Migraine is a heterogeneous condition with a spectrum of severity and associated disability, and it is under-diagnosed worldwide.",
keywords = "Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Meta-analysis, Migraine, Prevalence",
author = "Lipton, {Richard B.} and Stewart, {Walter F.}",
year = "1994",
doi = "10.1159/000119525",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "34",
pages = "6--11",
journal = "European Neurology",
issn = "0014-3022",
publisher = "S. Karger AG",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The epidemiology of migraine

AU - Lipton, Richard B.

AU - Stewart, Walter F.

PY - 1994

Y1 - 1994

N2 - To obtain accurate estimates of migraine prevalence, population-based studies are required. Clinic-based studies include a highly selected group of migraine sufferers. Even in population-based studies, there have been wide variations in estimates of migraine prevalence. A meta-analysis has shown that age, gender and case definition account for 70% of this variance. Recent studies using International Headache Society (IHS) diagnostic criteria have given relatively consistent estimates of migraine prevalence (about 15-18% of women and 6% of men) and indicate that migraine occurs most commonly in men and women aged 25-55 years. Migraine is a heterogeneous condition with a spectrum of severity and associated disability, and it is under-diagnosed worldwide.

AB - To obtain accurate estimates of migraine prevalence, population-based studies are required. Clinic-based studies include a highly selected group of migraine sufferers. Even in population-based studies, there have been wide variations in estimates of migraine prevalence. A meta-analysis has shown that age, gender and case definition account for 70% of this variance. Recent studies using International Headache Society (IHS) diagnostic criteria have given relatively consistent estimates of migraine prevalence (about 15-18% of women and 6% of men) and indicate that migraine occurs most commonly in men and women aged 25-55 years. Migraine is a heterogeneous condition with a spectrum of severity and associated disability, and it is under-diagnosed worldwide.

KW - Diagnosis

KW - Epidemiology

KW - Meta-analysis

KW - Migraine

KW - Prevalence

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0027933719&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0027933719&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1159/000119525

DO - 10.1159/000119525

M3 - Article

VL - 34

SP - 6

EP - 11

JO - European Neurology

JF - European Neurology

SN - 0014-3022

ER -