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Title: A nationwide population-based study of migraine in Brazil
Authors: Queiroz, L. P. [UNIFESP]
Peres, M. F. P. [UNIFESP]
Piovesan, E. J.
Kowacs, F.
Ciciarelli, M. C.
Souza, J. A.
Zukerman, E.
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)
Hosp Israelita Albert Einstein
Univ Fed Parana
Hosp Moinhos de Vento
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: Associated factors
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Cephalalgia. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc, v. 29, n. 6, p. 642-649, 2009.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to estimate the 1-year prevalence of migraine and the degree of the association of migraine with some sociodemographic characteristics of a representative sample of the adult population of Brazil. This was a cross-sectional, population-based study. Telephone interviews were conducted on 3848 people, aged 18-79 years, randomly selected from the 27 States of Brazil. the estimated 1-year gender- and age-adjusted prevalence of migraine was 15.2%. Migraine was 2.2 times more prevalent in women, 1.5 times more in subjects with > 11 years of education, 1.59 times more in subjects with income of < 5 Brazilian Minimum Wages per month, and 1.43 times more in those who do not do any physical exercise. the overall prevalence of migraine in Brazil is 15.2%. Migraine is significantly more prevalent in women, subjects with higher education, with lower income, and those who do not exercise regularly, independently of their body mass index.
ISSN: 0333-1024
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