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Table 1 Clinical and demographic characteristics of healthy controls (HC), migraine with exclusively visual aura (MA) patients and migraine with complex neurological aura (MA+) patients scanned between attacks. Data are expressed as means ± SD

From: Thalamo-cortical networks in subtypes of migraine with aura patients

Characteristics HC
(n = 19)
MA
(n = 20)
MA+
(n = 15)
Statistics
Female (n) 11 11 10 χ = 0.506; p = 0.777
Age (years) 28.4 ± 4.1 34.6 ± 10.2 28.8 ± 8.2 p = 0.20
Duration of migraine history (years)   15.5 ± 9.7 11.0 ± 6.8 p = 0.07
Global attack frequency/month (n)   2.9 ± 2.5 2.5 ± 2.5 p = 0.649
Severity of headache attacks (0–10 VAS score)   7.3 ± 1.6 8.0 ± 1.1 p = 0.139
Number of acute medication intake/month (n)   2.9 ± 2.5 1.6 ± 1.4 p = 0.08
Number of days elapsed since the last attack (n)   15.4 ± 16.4 22.5 ± 12.8 p = 0.258
Scintillating scotoma/ Fortification spectra   100 % 100 %  
Sensory symptoms    100 %  
Speech symptoms    26.66 %