Table 1

Number (N) and characteristics of patients diagnosed with headache disorders in primary and secondary care centres

NFemales %Age (SD)
Primary care
 Unspecified headache383 46464.5439.22 (21.22)
 Migraine178 08176.0640.77 (16.18)
 Tension-type headache73 40871.1945.11 (18.17)
 Cluster headache176938.3347.60 (15.54)
Secondary care
Primary headaches29 51465.3236.40 (21.72)
 Migraine14 83669.5836.77 (21.55)
  Without aura151173.0631.95 (17.68)
  With aura623469.6036.87 (16.59)
  Chronic migraine48082.7141.07 (15.74)
  Hemiplegic migraine29862.4232.25 (18.00)
  Menstrual migraine30100.0032.17 (12.25)
  Persistent aura without cerebral infarction35171.7941.18 (15.72)
  Persistent aura with cerebral infarction3470.5942.47 (15.02)
  Other forms of migraine *87159.4730.92 (18.81)
  Unspecified migraine502769.0931.63 (19.46)
 Tension-type headache434869.6644.59 (21.90)
 Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias98147.3043.85 (18.25)
  Cluster headache67340.8644.03 (17.90)
  Hemicrania continua30861.3645.21 (18.70)
 Other specified headaches†58055.6942.50 (19.65)
 Unspecified headaches873258.6335.17 (25.52)
Secondary headaches56355.9544.35 (23.06)
 Post-traumatic headache31745.1141.89 (24.16)
 Drug-induced headache24669.9248.63 (20.97)
  • *With or without mention of status migrainosus.

  • †Hypnic, primary cough, exercise and stabbing headache, headache associated with sexual activity.