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Table 3 Headache characteristics and results of questionnaires

From: The headache registry of the German Migraine and Headache Society (DMKG): baseline data of the first 1,351 patients

Headache days per montha 14.4 ± 8.5
- 0–3 days per month 87 (6.4%)
- 4–7 days per month 214 (17.8%)
- 8–14 days per month 413 (30.6%)
- 15 and more days per month 610 (45.2%)
Severe headache days per montha 7.6 ± 5.9
Acute medication days per montha 7.7 ± 6.1
Days lost at work per montha 3.1 ± 6.2
Days lost in household work per montha 5.9 ± 6.0
Headache intensity [0–10] 6.4 ± 1.8
Headache duration [years] 18.4 ± 14.0
MIDAS score [0–279] 47.4 ± 50.2
- Grade 1 (0–5) 136 (10.1%)
- Grade 2 (6–10) 100 (7.4%)
- Grade 3 (11–20) 252 (18.7%)
- Grade 4 (> 20) 863 (63.9%)
DASS depression score [0–21] 5.6 ± 5.0
- above cutoff (≥ 11) 232 (17.2%)
DASS anxiety score [0–21] 3.6 ± 3.7
- above cutoff (≥ 7) 256 (18.9%)
DASS stress score [0–21] 7.8 ± 5.0
- above cutoff (≥ 11) 391 (28.9%)
VR-12 Mental component score (MCS) 41.8 ± 11.2
VR-12 Physical component score (PCS) 40.9 ± 9.1
Current general health state [0–100] 53.6 ± 22.8
  1. aaverage of past 3 months
  2. MIDAS Migraine disability assessment score, DASS Depression anxiety stress scales, VR-12 Veterans RAND 12-item health survey