Associate Professor of Public Health, University of Turku, Turku; Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology, University of Tampere, Tampere; Senior Consultant of Pediatric Neurology, University Central Hospital of Turku, Turku, Finland.
Changes in the Prevalence of Migraine and Other Headaches During the First Seven School Years
Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 23, Issue 1, pages 15–19, January 1983
How to Cite
Sillanpää, M. (1983), Changes in the Prevalence of Migraine and Other Headaches During the First Seven School Years. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 23: 15–19. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1983.hed2301015.x
- Issue published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Accepted for Publication: May 28, 1992
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Seven-year-old children who began school in two large Finnish cities in 1974 were investigated for the occurrence of migraine and other headache; the pupils were again surveyed at the age of fourteen. A total of 2921 pupils participated in both studies. By the age of seven, headache had occurred in 37% and migraine in 2.7%; at the age of fourteen the figures were 69% and 10.6% respectively. In the group under eight years migraine was more common in boys than in girls, but in groups older than that girls were in the majority. The prognosis for migraine which had begun before or at the age of seven was better for boys than for girls, while in girls more often than in boys migraine which began in the early school years disappeared by the age of fourteen years.