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Mohammad Youssif Ismail Ibrahim

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Background: Twelve percent of the population is thought to suffer from migraines. 1% to 2% of individuals worldwide suffer from chronic migraine (CM). Approximately 2.5% of cases who have episodic migraine (EM) develop CM. A number of risk factors are linked to the development of CM. Independent of medication; there is a sizable short-term variance in migraine frequency. Sleep difficulties, psychological illness, and cardiovascular disease are all linked to migraine. It is the second most incapacitating illness globally. Objectives: To evalaute the sociodemographic characteristics of migraineurs and their different co-morbidities. Patients and methods: A cross-sectional study with analytic component was conducted on 300 patients complaining of migraine who attending neurology outpatient Centre at Mansoura university complaining of Headache. The study was carried out for one year after approval of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Results: Our study demonstrated a statistically significant association between age and pain scale of headache with higher mean scale among cases aged >35-50 followed by cases agedyears, then cases aged 50 years, and the least for cases aged from 20 to 35 years. Also, we revealed that there is a statistically significant positive correlation between age of onset and MIDAS, HIT, and total HAMD scores (r=0.140, 0.174 & 0.168, respectively). There was a significant positive correlation between disease duration and MIDAS, HIT, and total HAMD scores (r=0.152, 0.160 & 0.125, respectively). Conclusion: This work is a reminder that migraineurs might have various diseases which also should be effectively treated, and that the risk of such diseases is increased with increases in headache day frequency and pain intensity. Migraine is found to be more predominant among females compared to males and more predominant in the rural Egyptian population, married and educated population. Also, a more educated person is more worried about his/her headache and are more often consult the physician. The most common comorbid conditions in migraine patients are anxiety and depression. These comorbidities impact the formulation of preventive therapy.

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