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Table 2 Character of episodic migraine headache among Kuwaiti populations (N = 3588)

From: Burden of migraine in a Kuwaiti population: a door-to-door survey

Variables M ± SD/No (%)
Mean Age 34.56 ± 10.17
Marital state
 • Single 641 (17.9)
 • Married 2738 (67.3)
 • Divorced 100 (2.8)
 • Widow 109 (3)
Education
 • University 2269 (63.2)
 • High School 1164 (32.4)
 • Primary School 17 (0.4)
Employment
 • Full time 2513(70)
 • Part time 538 (15)
 • Student 170 (4.7)
 • Housewife 239 (6.7)
 • Not working 128 (3.6)
Frequency of attacks/month 6.67 ± 2.33
Duration of attacks in hours 6.08 ± 334
Severity of headache
 • Not bad 35 (1.4)
 • Quite bad 2170 (60.4)
 • Very bad 1369 (38.2)
Treatments taken
 • Symptomatic treatment 3395 (94.6)
 • Prophylactic treatment 1433 (39.9)
Use Health service 2309 (64.4)
Consultations
 • General practitioner 2253 (62.8)
 • Neurologist 616 (17.2)
 • Persons prescribing Traditional Medicine 586 (16.3)
 • Other specialties 81 (2.3)
  1. M Mean, SD standard deviation