In a cross-sectional epidemiological study of headache disorders information on precipitating factors, age at onset, influence of menstruation and pregnancy and use of oral contraceptives was collected.
The presence of migraine and tension-type headache was ascertained by a clinical interview and examination using the operational diagnostic criteria of the International Headache Society.
The prevalence of migraine and tension-type headache was also analysed in relation to variables of lifestyle: physical activity, smoking, consumption of coffee, alcohol intake and sleep pattern.
In both migraine and tension-type headache, the most conspicuous precipitating factor was stress and mental tension.
Other common precipitants were alcohol, weather changes and menstruation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système nerveux pathologie, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Migraine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nervous system diseases, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Migraine
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Code Inist : 002B17A03. Création : 199406.