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Table 2 Univariate analysis: relationship of Ramadan/Control Ratio with the study parameters

From: Migraine exacerbation during Ramadan fasting

Variable Ramadan/Control Ratioa (mean ± SD) P value
Yes No
Gender, male 3.4 ± 1.0 2.7 ± 1.2 0.171
Throbbing headache 2.6 ± 1.1 3.3 ± 1.2 0.094
Aura 2.9 ± 1.2 2.9 ± 1.2 0.944
Unilateral headache 2.9 ± 1.0 2.9 ± 1.5 0.983
Prophylactic therapy 2.5 ± 1.1 3.1 ± 1.2 0.259
Triptan use 2.9 ± 1.0 3.0 ± 1.7 0.906
Traditional Bedouin village 2.9 ± 1.5 2.9 ± 1.1 0.748
Employment 3.0 ± 1.0 2.8 ± 1.3 0.587
Married 2.9 ± 1.2 3 ± 1.0 0.951
Variable Correlation value (r) P value  
Age 0.173 0.362  
Migraine years 0.192 0.309  
Migraine attack duration −0.027 0.886  
Headache intensity (VAS) −0.275 0.142  
Number of migraine days during control month −0.538 0.002  
  1. aRamadan/Control Ratio calculated as ratio of migraine days during the Ramadan and control periods