The prevalence of headache with emphasis on tension-type headache in rural Tanzania: a community-based study.

@article{Winkler2009ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of headache with emphasis on tension-type headache in rural Tanzania: a community-based study.},
  author={Andrea S. Winkler and Brigitte Stelzhammer and Kerstin Kerschbaumsteiner and Michael Meindl and Wolfgang Dent and John Kaaya and William Bahati Pungu Matuja and Erich Schmutzhard},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={1317-25}
}
The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of headache with special attention to tension-type headache (TTH) in a rural area in northern Tanzania. A door-to-door study was performed using a standardized and validated questionnaire. A total of 7412 participants were screened. The total headache prevalence during the past year was 12.1%; the overall 1-year prevalence of TTH was 7%; 5% reported episodic TTH and 0.4% chronic TTH. Borderline cases (International Headache Society code 2.3… CONTINUE READING

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