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Migraine Prevalence and Some Related Factors in Turkey

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Objectives.—The aim of our study is to determine the prevalence of migraine in Provincial Center of Edirne.

Methods.—A systematic random sample of 386 inhabitants over 14 years old were interviewed face to face. Diagnosis of migraine was based on the International Headache Society (IHS) classification.

Results.—Migraine was identified in 77 subjects (60 female, 17 male). The lifetime prevalence of migraine was found to be 19.9% (95% CI: 18.3–21.5) (9.34% (95% CI: 8.6–10) in males, 29.3% (95% CI: 27–31.6) in females).

Conclusions.—These results show that while migraine prevalence in Turkish females is higher than that reported in previous studies from Europe and United States, lifetime prevalence is similar in all populations.

(Headache 2005;45:32-36)

Keywords: Turkey; headache; migraine; time prevalence

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2005


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