Epidemiology of headache in the Republic of San Marino

R. D'Alessandro, G. Benassi, P. L. Lenzi, G. Gamberini, T. Sacquegna, P. De Carolis, E. Lugaresi

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Abstract

An epidemiological survey on headache was performed in the Republic of San Marino, which is the smallest independent State in the world, located near the Adriatic Coast, within Italy. Among a random sample of 1500 inhabitants over 7 years of age the frequency of headache, severe headache and migraine in the previous year was 35.3%, 12.2%, 9.3% respectively for men, and 46.2%, 20.6%, 18%, for women. The most common factors reported to provoke headache were emotional stress, physical strain, lack of sleep, particular foods or drinks and for women menstruation. Migraine patients differed from people without headache in that they had a higher consumption of coffee, more frequently reported bad sleep, allergic disease and previous appendectomy. Furthermore, migraine patients and severe headache sufferers had a higher diastolic blood pressure than non headache subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-27
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Volume51
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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San Marino
Headache
Epidemiology
Migraine Disorders
Sleep
Appendectomy
Menstruation
Coffee
Psychological Stress
Italy
Blood Pressure
Hypertension
Food

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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D'Alessandro, R., Benassi, G., Lenzi, P. L., Gamberini, G., Sacquegna, T., De Carolis, P., & Lugaresi, E. (1988). Epidemiology of headache in the Republic of San Marino. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 51(1), 21-27.

Epidemiology of headache in the Republic of San Marino. / D'Alessandro, R.; Benassi, G.; Lenzi, P. L.; Gamberini, G.; Sacquegna, T.; De Carolis, P.; Lugaresi, E.

In: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Vol. 51, No. 1, 1988, p. 21-27.

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D'Alessandro, R, Benassi, G, Lenzi, PL, Gamberini, G, Sacquegna, T, De Carolis, P & Lugaresi, E 1988, 'Epidemiology of headache in the Republic of San Marino', Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 21-27.
D'Alessandro R, Benassi G, Lenzi PL, Gamberini G, Sacquegna T, De Carolis P et al. Epidemiology of headache in the Republic of San Marino. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 1988;51(1):21-27.
D'Alessandro, R. ; Benassi, G. ; Lenzi, P. L. ; Gamberini, G. ; Sacquegna, T. ; De Carolis, P. ; Lugaresi, E. / Epidemiology of headache in the Republic of San Marino. In: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 1988 ; Vol. 51, No. 1. pp. 21-27.
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