How does the prevalence of cluster headache (CH) vary between men and women?

Updated: Jun 07, 2019
  • Author: Michelle Blanda, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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CH is more common in males than in females; the male-to-female ratio was 6:1 in the 1960s but is now closer to 2:1. Presentations in females may differ from those in males, according to data from the United States Cluster Headache Survey. [8] For example, women tend to develop CH at an earlier age and are also more likely to exhibit a second peak of CH incidence after the age of 50.


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