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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Symptoms of premenstrual syndrome in female migraineurs with and without menstrual migraine

  Menstrual migraine (MM)
n = 78
Non-menstrual migraine (nMM)
n = 48
 
mean (±SD) mean (±SD) p
Migraine frequency (days/month) 4.1 (4.5) 2.2 (2.3) 0.008
Migraine pain intensity (NRS 0–10)a 7.9 (1.3) 7.8 (1.5) 0.27
HIT-6 score 60.4 (6.3) 57.8 (6.8) 0.035
MIDAS score 15.9 (19.3) 12.4 (16.1) 0.33
Self-reported menstrual pain (NRS 0–10)a 4.3 (2.9) 3.6 (2.7) 0.23
  n (%) n (%)  
Migraine attack duration    
 4- < 24 h 23 (29.5) 25 (52.1)  
 24 h- < 72 h 37 (47.4) 20 (41.7)  
 > 72 h 18 (23.1) 3 (6.3) 0.017
Employed 60 (76.9) 36 (75.0) 0.81
Higher education 46 (59.7) 28 (58.3) 0.88
Menorrhagia 24 (30.8) 17 (35.4) 0.59
Migraine prophylaxis 8 (10.3) 1 (2.1) 0.26
  1. aNumeric Rating Scale; 0 = no pain, 10 = maximal pain