Major triggers leading to migraines among U.S. patients as of 2016

Migraine triggers - U.S. patients 2016 In this survey, U.S. migraine patients were asked about main migraine triggers. The survey was conducted over the internet from May to June 2016. It was found that 62 percent of the respondents stated that stress triggered migraine attacks.
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Percentage of respondents
Weather or barometric pressure changes81%
Certain smells or perfumes69%
Bright light/ fluorescent light/ sunshine67%
Sleep issues66%
Stress62%
Percentage of respondents
Weather or barometric pressure changes81%
Certain smells or perfumes69%
Bright light/ fluorescent light/ sunshine67%
Sleep issues66%
Stress62%
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In this survey, U.S. migraine patients were asked about main migraine triggers. The survey was conducted over the internet from May to June 2016. It was found that 62 percent of the respondents stated that stress triggered migraine attacks.
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Release date
2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
May to June 2016
Number of respondents
3,923 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
Patients suffering from migraines
Supplementary notes
Original question: "What triggers have you identified for your migraine attacks? (Select all that apply. If you have none, please indicate such.)"

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