What is the prevalence of migraine headache in the US?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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In the United States, more than 30 million people have 1 or more migraine headaches per year. This corresponds to approximately 18% of females and 6% of males. [56] Migraine accounts for 64% of severe headaches in females and 43% of severe headaches in males.


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