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Table 8 Impact of headache on others assessed by seven questions in three areas of family life

From: The impact of headache in Europe: principal results of the Eurolight project

Question Proportion responding “yes” (%)
Migraine TTH Probable MOH
Relationships, love life and family planning    
1. Have your headaches affected your family planning (fewer children, or avoided having children)? 5.5 1.1 21.1
2. During the last 3 months, have your headaches caused difficulties in your love life? 17.8 5.5 48.6
3. Have your headaches caused a relationship to break down (separation or divorce)? 0.7 0.3 7.0
Children    
4. During the last 3 months, have your headaches caused one or more of your children to miss school? 1.7 1.5 5.0
5. During the last 3 months, have your headaches prevented you from caring for your children? 18.2 7.9 50.0
Household partner    
6. During the last 3 months, have your headaches caused your partner to lose time from work? 2.6 0.9 10.7
7. During the last 3 months, have your headaches caused your partner to miss social activities? 9.1 2.9 24.6
  1. TTH: tension-type headache, MOH: medication-overuse headache.
  2. Of those to whom the question was applicable (ie, having headache and a household partner and/or children).