Prevalence of Headache Within a College Student Population: A Preliminary Analysis


  • Frank Andrasik Ph.D.,

  • Kenneth A. Holroyd Ph.D.,

  • Theresa Abell B.S.



1161 college students were surveyed to provide information about headache prevalence. Virtually all students reported experiencing some headache pain. Females reported headaches that were more frequent, more painful, and of longer duration than males. Information regarding suspected causes, onset characteristics, presence of migraineous symptoms, and nature and localization of experienced pain was also collected. The significance and implications of these findings, as well as suggestions for future research, are discussed.