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One-Year Incidence, Course, and Outcome Predictors
of Frequent Headaches Among Early Adolescents
Bo Larsson MD; Anne Mari Sund, MD
Posted: August 2005  
Headache 2005;45:684-691

Objective:   To examine the prevalence rate, course, annual incidence, and predictors of frequent headaches (at least once a week) in a 1-year longitudinal study of a representative school sample of 2355 adolescents aged 12 to 14 years.

Methods:   Information was gathered by means of questionnaires administered to the subjects at school.

Conclusions:   Frequent headaches, among girls in early adolescence in particular, should be carefully evaluated, and treatment offered to those who are impaired in their daily life functioning.