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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Patients with migraine are right about their perception of temperature as a trigger: time series analysis of headache diary data

Characteristics Total Temperature sensitive Temperature non-sensitive P*
N = 66 N = 34 N = 32
Age, year 43.3 ± 12.9 42.6 ± 12.3 44.0 ± 13.8 0.675
Female, N (%) 50 (75.8 %) 27 (79.4) 23 (71.9) 0.671
Age of onset, year 24.5 ± 13.8 20.3 ± 9.8 29.1 ± 16.0 0.009
Duration of illness, year 18.8 ± 13.6 22.4 ± 13.1 14.9 ± 13.2 0.025
Headache days per month, all severity 6.3 ± 6.2 5.4 ± 5.0 7.2 ± 7.4 0.262
Headache days per month, moderate or severe 3.0 ± 3.2 2.1 ± 1.1 4.0 ± 4.2 0.012
Acute treatment, N (%)     
Sumatriptan 42 (63.6) 22 (64.7) 20 (62.5) 1.000
NSAIDs 37 (56.1) 22 (64.7) 15 (46.9) 0.225
Preventive treatment, N (%)     
Propranolol 40 (60.6) 20 (58.8) 20 (62.5) 1.000
Anti-convulsants 20 (30.3) 12 (35.4) 8 (25.0) 0.522
Flunarizine 13 (19.7) 8 (23.5) 5 (15.6) 0.617
Anti-depressants 12 (18.1) 7 (20.6) 5 (15.6) 0.841
Either one 56 (84.8) 27 (79.4) 29 (90.6) 0.198
Hypertension 2 (3.0) 1 (2.9) 1 (3.1) 0.498
Diabetes 6 (9.1) 3 (8.8) 3 (9.4) 1.000
  1. NSAIDs: Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs
  2. *Comparisons between temperature sensitive and non-sensitive patients