What is the prevalence of migraine?

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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A review of epidemiological studies on migraine and headache in children and adolescents published in the past 25 years identified a total of 64 cross-sectional studies, published in 32 different countries and included a total of 227,249 subjects. The estimated overall mean prevalence of headache was 54.4 % (95 % CI 43.1–65.8) and the overall mean prevalence of migraine was 9.1 % (95 % CI 7.1–11.1). [7]  

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