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.

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

Percentage of respondents
Weather or barometric pressure changes81%
Certain smells or perfumes69%
Bright light/ fluorescent light/ sunshine67%
Sleep issues66%
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Release date



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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