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Table 2 Cluster headache impact on professional life first ten years after debut

From: The economic and personal burden of cluster headache: a controlled cross-sectional study

  Episodic cluster headache (n = 89) Chronic cluster headache (N = 68) All (N = 158)
Changed workplace due to cluster headache 17 (19%) 35 (53%) 52 (33%)
Deselected curtain jobs or assignments due to cluster headache 31 (35%) 34 (50% 65 (41%)
Lost a job due to cluster headache 11 (12%) 22 (32%) 33 (21%)
Disability pension due to cluster headache 3 (3%) 5 (7%) 8 (5%)
Overall, cluster headache impacted the work life 21 (24%) 45 (66%) 52 (42%)
  1. Data presented for the 158 patients who had their first attack within the last 10 years. Data are expressed as number (percentage)