QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Reported Having a Severe Headache or Migraine in the Past 3 Months,† by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,§ United States, 2015
Weekly / June 23, 2017 / 66(24);654
* With 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Based on a positive response to the question “During the past 3 months, did you have a severe headache or migraine?”
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey Sample Adult component.
In 2015, 20.0% of women and 9.7% of men aged ≥18 years had a severe headache or migraine in the past 3 months. Overall and for each age group, women aged ≥18 years were more likely than men to have had a severe headache or migraine in the past 3 months. For both sexes, a report of a severe headache or migraine in the the past 3 months decreased with advancing age, from 11.0% among men aged 18–44 years to 3.4% among men aged ≥75 years and from 24.7% among women aged 18–44 years to 6.3% among women aged ≥75 years.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2015. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm.
Reported by: Anjel Vahratian, PhD, AVahratian@cdc.gov, 301-458-4436.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Reported Having a Severe Headache or Migraine in the Past 3 Months, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:654. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6624a8External.
MMWR and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report are service marks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.
All HTML versions of MMWR articles are generated from final proofs through an automated process. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr) and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables.
Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.