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East Mediterr Health J. 2006 Nov;12(6):809-17.

Prevalence of migraine and tension-type headache in primary-school children in Shiraz.

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Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shiraz University of Medical Science, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran. ayatolahim@sums.ac.ir

Abstract

From January to June 2003 we determined the prevalence of the various types of headache in 2226 schoolchildren in Shiraz (age 6-13 years) selected by multistage random sampling. Data were collected by questionnaire and clinical examination. International Headache Society criteria were used for diagnosis. The overall prevalence of headache was 31%. Prevalence rates of migraine and tension-type headache were 1.7% and 5.5% respectively. The prevalence of headache increased with age and girls were significantly more likely to report tensions-type headache. Positive family history of headache and abnormal sleep pattern were significantly associated with migraine.

PMID:
17333827
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