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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 106-109

Prevalence of migraine and tension-type headache among school children in Yazd, Iran


Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Daneshjoo Boulevard, Health School, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences-Yazd, Iran

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H Fallahzadeh
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Daneshjoo Boulevard, Health School, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences-Yazd
Iran
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Source of Support: Grant 388 from Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.92818

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Objective: The etiology and pathogenesis of migraine and other types of headache are still under discussion. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of migraine and tension-type headache and its association with demographic variables among schoolchildren. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed on 930 school children (aged 12-14 years) through cluster sampling method. International Headache Society criteria were used for diagnosis. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression were used for data analysis. Results: The prevalence of migraine headache was 12.3% (95% CI: 10.2-14.4) and tension-type headache was 4.2% (95% CI: 2.9-5.6). The factor associated with migraine in multivariate analysis were age and sleep disturbances. Conclusions: Migraine is common among school children, although it may be under-recognized. Because children with migraine and tension-type headache have a high prevalence of sleep disturbances, they should always be evaluated for the presence of sleep problems.






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