Headaches - self-treatment and health professionals worldwide 2011

This statistic is based on a survey and shows the estimated percentage of headache patients who were self- treating or consulting health professionals of some sort, broken down by region as of 2011. For Africa, it was estimated that some five percent of these patients had neurological treatment.

Percentage of headache patients in self-treatment or professional health treatment worldwide in 2011, by region

SelfPCP (Primary-care physicians)NeurologistsAlternativeOthers
Eastern Mediterranean30%30%15%10%6%
South-East Asia50%30%5%10%5%
Western Pacific43%30%10%10%7%
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The source states that most of the information was collected in a questionnaire survey of neurologists, general practitioners and patients’ representatives from 101 countries, performed from October 2006 until March 2009. Epidemiological data were compiled from published studies through a systematic review, and supplemented by data gathered in population-based studies undertaken within the Global Campaign.
All values are estimated medians of responses within regions.

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