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Table 1 Demographics among respondents stratified by mean monthly migraine days (MMDs)

From: My Migraine Voice survey: disease impact on healthcare resource utilization, personal and working life in Finland

  Overall 4 ≤ MMD < 8 8 ≤ MMD < 15 MMD ≥ 15 p-value
N 338 133 139 66  
Age (mean (SD)) 43.6 (11.5) 43.4 (11.5) 43.4 (11.2) 44.6 (12.1) 0.724
Mean headache days incl. Migraine (mean (SD)) 12.4 (6.1) 8.2 (4.2) 12.5 (4.0) 20.6 (4.4) < 0.001
Gender (%)
 Female 314 (92.9) 123 (92.5) 132 (95.0) 59 (89.4) 0.339
 Male 24 (7.1) 10 (7.5) 7 (5.0) 7 (10.6)
Employed 227 (67.2) 92 (69.2) 97 (69.8) 38 (57.6) 0.180
Time being affected by migraine (%)
 0–5 years 16 (4.7) 5 (3.8) 7 (5.0) 4 (6.1) 0.366
 6–15 years 73 (21.6) 36 (27.1) 26 (18.7) 11 (16.7)
 16 or more years 249 (73.7) 92 (69.2) 106 (76.3) 51 (77.3)
Comorbidities
 Chronic pain (%) 79 (23.4) 22 (16.5) 36 (25.9) 21 (31.8) 0.037
 Cardiometabolic disorders (%) 141 (41.7) 62 (46.6) 51 (36.7) 28 (42.4) 0.250
 Mental health-related (%) 118 (34.9) 42 (31.6) 49 (35.3) 27 (40.9) 0.427
 Other (%) 180 (53.3) 68 (51.1) 74 (53.2) 38 (57.6) 0.692
Responsible HCP for treating migraine (%)
 General practitioner 111 (32.8) 49 (36.8) 48 (34.5) 14 (21.2) 0.007
 Neurologist 111 (32.8) 31 (23.3) 49 (35.3) 31 (47.0)
 Other 16 (4.7) 6 (4.5) 6 (4.3) 4 (6.1)
 Myself instead of any HCP 77 (22.8) 41 (30.8) 26 (18.7) 10 (15.2)
 No one 23 (6.8) 6 (4.5) 10 (7.2) 7 (10.6)
  1. Age and mean headache days are presented as mean +/− SD (standard deviation) and other variables as absolute number and percentage of respondents. Grouped comorbidities are presented in more detail in the Additional file 2
  2. HCP healthcare practitioner