Headaches: consultations at primary-care physicians worldwide by type 2011

This statistic is based on a worldwide survey. In this survey primary-care physicians worldwide were asked about the percentage of headache consultations for each type of headache. As of 2011, 30 percent of all headache-related visits to a primary-care physician were estimated to be due to migraines.

Distribution of consultations at primary-care physicians due to headache worldwide in 2011, by type

Percentage of consultations due to headache
Tension-type headache (TTH)35%
Combined migraine and TTH12%
Other secondary headache7%
Medication-overuse headache6%
Cluster headaches4%
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The source states that information was collected in a questionnaire survey of neurologists, general practitioners and patients’ representatives from 101 countries, performed from October 2006 until March 2009.

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