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Table 3 Education level by age of onset

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

Cluster headache onset  > 40 years
N = 122
20–40 years
N = 190
 < 20 years
N = 88
Age at interview, years 55.8 (6.2) 43.3 (9.86) 39.6 (12.4)
Episodic cluster headache 67 (55%) 129 (68%) 57 (65%)
Cluster headache duration, years 7.7 (5.9) 14.8 (9.5) 25.0 (13.1)
Education level
 Student 2 (2%) 6 (3%) 10 (11%)
 Primary/secondary 15 (12%) 21 (11%) 7 (8%)
 Technical or associate degree 49 (40%) 85 (45%) 32 (36%)
 Bachelor or master degree or higher 50 (41%) 72 (38%) 30 (34%)
 Other degree 6 (5%) 5 (3%) 9 (10%)
  1. Data presented for 400 patients as means (SD) for numerical variables and as number (percentages) for categorical variables. The table implies that educational attainment was slightly higher in age of onset above 20 years old. However, the mean age was lower in the group with age of onset before the age of 20 and more people were students. The group only completing primary or secondary level is smallest in the group with onset before the age of 20