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Table 1 Responses to the enquiry

From: One-quarter of individuals with weekly headache have never consulted a medical doctor: a Danish nationwide cross-sectional survey

Enquiry Response according to reported headache frequency
How often do you have headache? All respondents
N = 6,567 (100%)
At least once a week
n = 3,558 (54.2%)
A couple of times a month
n = 2,195 (33.4%)
A couple of times a year
n = 814 (12.4%)
Age, years
 Mean ± SD 43.2 ± 13.4 41.2 ± 13.1 42.8 ± 12.7 48.9 ± 14.9
  Proportion, n (%)
Gender
 Male 1,956 (29.8%) 936 (26.3%) 603 (27.5%) 417 (51.2%)
 Female 4,611 (70.2%) 2,622 (73.7%) 1,592 (72.5%) 397 (48.8%)
Does your headache limit your social life?
 Never 1,750 (26.6%) 169 (4.7%) 222 (10.1%) 440 (54.1%)
 Rarely 1,571 (23.9%) 512 (14.4%) 610 (27.8%) 237 (29.2%)
 Occasionally 3,009 (45.8%) 1.805 (50.7%) 1,101 (50.2%) 103 (12.7%)
 Often 967 (14.7%) 741 (20.8%) 206 (9.4%) 20 (2.5%)
 Very often 400 (6.1%) 331 (9.3%) 56 (2.6%) 13 (1.6%)
Do you ever go to work or attend educational activities even though you have a headache?
 Never 127 (1.9%) 45 (1.3%) 23 (1.0%) 59 (7.2%)
 Rarely 188 (2.9%) 30 (0.8%) 58 (2.6%) 100 (12.3%)
 Occasionally 793 (12.1%) 219 (6.2%) 396 (18.0%) 178 (21.9%)
 Often 1,446 (22.0%) 779 (21.9%) 582 (26.5%) 85 (10.4%)
 Very often 3,463 (52.7%) 2,228 (62.6%) 1,040 (47.4%) 195 (24.0%)
 Not relevant 550 (8.4%) 257 (7.2%) 96 (4.4%) 197 (24.2%)
Do you experience a lack of understanding of your headache from people around you?
 Never 1,750 (26.6%) 510 (14–3%) 656 (29.9%) 584 (71.7%)
 Rarely 1,571 (23.9%) 784 (22.0%) 652 (29.7%) 135 (16.6%)
 Occasionally 2,140 (32.6%) 1,411 (39.7%) 663 (30.2%) 66 (8.1%)
 Often 787 (12.0%) 595 (16.7%) 170 (7.7%) 22 (2.7%)
 Very often 319 (4.9%) 258 (7.3%) 54 (2.5%) 7 (0.9%)
Have you consulted a medical doctor about your headache?
 Yes 3,695 (56.3%) 2,550 (71.7%) 1,025 (46.7%) 120 (14.7%)
 No 2,872 (43.7%) 1,008 (28.3%) 1,170 (53.3%) 694 (85.3%)