How much do you know about migraine/severe headache in the US? Take our 10-question quiz to find out.
Question 2: True or false? The overall prevalence of migraine/severe headache between 2006 and 2015 was 15%.
Answer: A. True. The average overall prevalence of migraine/severe headache between 2006 and 2015 was 15%.
Question 3: What percentage of women are affected by migraine/severe headache over a 3-month period?
Question 4: In 2015, the highest prevalence of migraine/severe headache was in which race/ethnicity?
Answer: B. Prevalence of migraine/severe headache was highest in American Indian/Alaskan natives with 18.4% affected; prevalence was lowest in Asians with 11.3% of the population affected.
Question 5: True or false? Among women aged 15 to 64 years, headache was the fifth leading cause of ED visits every year from 2011 to 2015.
Answer: B. False. Between 2011 and 2015, headache was the third leading cause of ED visits among women aged 15 to 64 years.
Question 6: In 2015, the prevalence of migraine/severe headache was highest in what age group over a 3-month period?
Answer: A. The prevalence of migraine/severe headache was highest among people aged 18-44 years (17.9%). Prevalence was lowest among people aged >75 years (5.1%).
Question 8: True or false? In 2014, the number of ED visits due to headache was higher in men aged 15-64 years vs women aged the same years.
Answer: B. False. The number of ED visits in 2014 among women was almost double that among men (2.5 million vs 0.9 million).
Question 9: In people aged <65 years, the highest prevalence of migraine/severe headache is among those with which type of insurance coverage?
Answer: C. The highest prevalence of migraine/severe headache is in people aged <65 years with Medicaid (26%) compared to those with private insurance (15.1) and no insurance coverage (17.1%).
Patient Care recently looked at the resultsÂ of an analysis of trends in migraine and severe headache in the US that was published in the journal Headache1. Now, find out what you know about who is affected by migraine/severe headache with our 10-question quiz.Â
1. Burch R, Rizzoli P, Loder E, et al. The Prevalence and impact of migraine and severe headache in the United States: Figures and trends from government health studies. Headache. 2018;58:496-505.
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