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Table 1 Baseline characteristics for people with migraine and healthy participants

From: Fluctuations in local and widespread mechanical sensitivity throughout the migraine cycle: a prospective longitudinal study

 People with migraine (n = 19)Healthy participants (n = 19)
Age in years47.3 (11.7)47.5 (11.8)
Sex: female (%)16 (84.2%)16 (84.2%)
Hand dominance: right (%)16 (84.2%)18 (94.7%)
Years with migrainea30.0 (12.0–34.0)N/A
Migraine days/montha5.0 (4.0–10.0)N/A
Episodic migraine (%)14 (73.7%)
Chronic migraine (%)5 (23.3%)
Side of migraine (%)
Dominantly left7 (36.8%)N/A
Dominantly right9 (47.4%)
Bilateral3 (15.8%)
Aura: yes (%)6 (31.6)N/A
Pain intensity (NPRS), interictal phasea0.0 (0.0–1.0)0.0 (0.0–0.0)
Central Sensitization Inventory32.7 (11.1)20.0 (11.2)*
Allodynia Symptom Checklist-12 items3.4 (2.4)0.6 (2.1)*
Headache Impact Test-6 item62.3 (8.9)44.4 (10.2)*
Pain medication (NSAIDs or paracetamol) used in last month: yes (%)12 (63.2%)0
Prophylactic medication used in the last month: yes (%)8 (42.1%)0
Beta-blockers7 (36.8%)
Antidepressants1 (5.3%)
Triptans used in last month: yes (%)16 (84.2%)0
  1. Values are presented as mean (SD) for continuous data and as percentages for categorical data unless stated otherwise. aData are presented as median and interquartile range. N/A not applicable, NPRS numeric pain rating scale, NSAIDs non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. * = Significant difference between groups (p <  0.05)
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