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Prevalence and Incidence of Migraine

Prevalance of Migraine:

28 million Americans (NINDS) ... see also overview of Migraine.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 9 or 10.29% or 28 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "28 million Americans (NINDS)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Undiagnosed prevalence of Migraine:

14 million undiagnosed ... see also misdiagnosis of Migraine.

Undiagnosed prevalence rate:

approx 1 in 19 or 5.15% or 14 million people in USA [about data] ... Note: this rate calculation uses the following statistic: 14 million undiagnosed

Prevalance of Migraine:

Migraine headaches affect 28 million Americans, 75 percent of whom — roughly 21 million people — are women. (Source: excerpt from Migraine Update: NINDS) ... 20 million women in the U.S. suffer from headaches; 9 million of whom suffer debilitating migraines. (Source: excerpt from MIGRAINE HEADACHES: NWHIC)

Prevelance of Migraine discussion:

Despite the fact that 1 in 4 households in the United States have someone affected by migraine headaches, migraine is still not considered by many employers and insurers to be a legitimate medical problem. Migraine, however, can cause significant disability and costs the American taxpayers $13 billion in missed work or reduced productivity annually. (Source: excerpt from Migraine Update: NINDS)

Prevelance statistics for Migraine:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Migraine:

  • 41 per 1000 (NHIS95)
  • 9 million women (NWHIC)
  • 6.2% of population self-reported having migraines in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 3.6% of male population self-reported having migraines in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 8.7% of female population self-reported having migraines in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1,171,000 people self-reported having migraines in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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More Statistics about Migraine:

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Migraine usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Migraine at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Migraine refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Migraine diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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