Epidemiology of migraine and other types of headache in Asia

  title={Epidemiology of migraine and other types of headache in Asia},
  author={Shuu-Jiun Wang},
  journal={Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports},
  • Shuu-Jiun Wang
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Earlier studies have raised the issue that Asians have a much lower migraine prevalence than Westerners. This article reviews the recent epidemiologic studies of headache in Asia using International Headache Society (IHS) classification criteria. Except for the Korean study and the first Hong Kong study (1992 to 1993), the prevalence of migraine has been quite consistent, ranging from 8.4% to 12.7%. The sex-specific migraine prevalence was 11.3% to 14.4% in women and 3.6% to 6.7% in men. The… 


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