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Table 1 Clinical and demographic characteristics of healthy controls (HC), migraine without aura patients scanned between attacks (MO) and chronic migraineurs (CM). Data are expressed as the mean ± SD

From: Patients with chronic migraine without history of medication overuse are characterized by a peculiar white matter fiber bundle profile

Characteristics HC
(n = 18)
MO
(n = 19)
CM
(n = 18)
Female (n) 11 13 11
Age (years) 28.4 ± 4.1 31.9 ± 2.1 31.5 ± 10.1
Duration of migraine history (years)   14.2 ± 6.7 14.8 ± 12.8
Attack frequency/month for MO and Headache days/month for CM (n)   3.2 ± 2.1 23.0 ± 7.3
Migraine days/month for CM (n)    14.9 ± 6.3
Days from the last migraine attack for MO (n)    21.0 ± 18.3
Severity of headache attacks (0–10 VAS score)   7.5 ± 0.8 7.4 ± 0.6
Number of acute medication intake/month (n)   2.8 ± 3.1 2.1 ± 0.4
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