SYNOPSIS The study considers the prevalence of headache experiences in a random national sample of 2140 Icelandic 11‐12 and 15‐16 year‐old school‐children. The study finds an overall 21.9% prevalence of "at least weekly" headache. The prevalence is significantly higher among younger children end among girls. The gender difference is found to be related to the fact that older boys have a markedly lower prevalence than younger boys. No gender difference is observed in the younger group. Social class interacts with gender, with the gender difference leveling out in the upper class. The frequency of headache experiences correlates with last months use of medication to relieve headache. The high overall prevalence of headache found in this study agrees with earlier findings, and is a matter of concern since little is being done to counter this problem of discomfort among school‐children.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1993|
- health service use