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Prevalence of Headache in Swedish Schoolchildren,
To estimate the prevalence of tension-type headache, migraine and other
headaches, 1850 schoolchildren, age 7-15 years, from the city of Uppsala,
were invited to complete a questionnaire. The response rate was 74.1%.
To validate the information from the questionnaires, 131 children and
their parents were interviewed. Using the criteria of the International
Headache Society, the 1-year prevalence of tension-type headache and
migraine was 9.8 and 11.0%, respectively. However, these prevalence
rates increased considerably, to 23.0 and 17.0%, respectively, when
excluding the criteria defining the number of earlier episodes and
duration of headache. The prevalence of headache increased with age,
similarly in girls and boys up to 11 years, and thereafter only in girls.
The preponderance in teenage girls was even more pronounced for
tension-type headache than for migraine. Our results indicate an increase
over time in headache prevalence when compared with findings in a study
conducted in the same city in 1955.
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