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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the recruited patients affected by episodic migraine, chronic migraine, or cluster headache, and their respective healthy controls

From: Migraine and cluster headache show impaired neurosteroids patterns

  Episodic migraine Chronic migrainea Controls (female) Cluster headache Controls (male)
n. 19 51 31 18 16
Age (years) 41,6±16,2 51,6±10,9 52,1±17,8 46,2±15,8 58,7±13,8
Menopause 36% (7/19) 62% (32/51) 54% (17/31) N.A. N.A.
Sampling during migraine/headache attack 0% 53% N.A. 39% N.A.
BDI (n.)
no/mild/mod./severe
18
12/4/2
49
26/11/7/5
N.A. 18
14/3/0/1
N.A.
SAS (n.)
low/moderate/severe
17
14/3/0
48
27/18/3
N.A. 18
16/2/0
N.A.
HIT-6 (n.)
mild/mod./relevant/severe
18
5/0/0/13
49
1/2/2/44
N.A. 18
2/5/3/8
N.A.
MIDAS (n.)
I→IV (low→severe disability)
18
2/4/5/7
49
4/5/3/37
N.A. N.A. N.A.
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