In a door-to-door survey in a Nigerian town with stable population of about twenty thousand, 18,594 subjects were screened with a questionnaire, which involved a complete census, administered by non-doctor, including primary health the personnel.
Migrainous headache was diagnosed on the basis of combination of responses to the questionnaire shown in a pilot study validated by neurological examination to have 92% sensitivity and 99% specificity.
Crude life time prevalence ratio of at least one episode of headache unspecified was 51 percent (50% in males and 52% in females).
Mots-clés Pascal : Migraine, Céphalée, Encéphale pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Homme, Nigéria, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Migraine, Headache, Cerebral disorder, Nervous system diseases, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Human, Nigeria, Africa
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Cote : 92-0687962
Code Inist : 002B17. Création : 199406.