Headaches by type - consultations at neurologists 2011

This statistic s based on a survey. In this survey neurologists worldwide were asked about the percentages of headache consultations for each type of headache. As of 2011, more than one third of all such consultations worldwide were estimated to be due to migraine.

Distribution of consultations at neurologists due to headache worldwide in 2011, by type

Percentage of consultations due to headache
Tension-type headache (TTH)23%
Combined migraine and TTH17%
Other secondary headache9%
Medication-overuse headache9%
Cluster headaches2%
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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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