What is the global prevalence of migraine in children?

Updated: Jan 31, 2018
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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In prevalence study of 9000 Swedish school children, nearly 4% had migraine. The average age of onset was 6 years. The prevalence of migraine was 1.4% at age 7 years and 5.3% at age 15 years. At age 11 years, a gradual increase of migraine headache and a predominance among girls began. [9]


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