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NeuroepidemiologyFrom principles to practice$
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Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen Van Den Eeden, and Valarie M. McGuire

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195133790

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.001.0001

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Migraine and Tension-Type Headache

Migraine and Tension-Type Headache

Chapter:
(p.319) 13 Migraine and Tension-Type Headache
Source:
Neuroepidemiology
Author(s):

Lorene M. Nelson

Caroline M. Tanner

Stephen K. Van Den Eeden

Valerie M. McGuire

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.13

This chapter provides information on the epidemiology of headache, with major sections devoted to migraine and tension-type headache. The clinical features of each headache type are discussed, and details of International Headache Society (IHS) criteria are described. This is followed by a summary of studies related to the incidence and prevalence, and a description of how headache frequency varies by age, sex, race, and geographic region. The chapter provides a summary of risk factors for headache, in addition to describing triggering factors among headache sufferers. The final section is devoted to a discussion of the impact of headaches, including frequency, severity, and health-related quality of life.

Keywords:   headache, migraine headache, tension-type headache, clinical features, case definition, incidence, prevalence, risk factors, triggering factors, quality of life

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