Ways U.S. adults relieved headaches as of 2017, by age

This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who used select techniques to relieve headache as of February 2017, by age. It was found that 61 percent of those aged 18 to 30 years slept to relieve a headache, compared to 30 percent of those aged 61 years and older.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who used select techniques to relieve headache as of 2017, by age

18 to 30 years31 to 45 years46 to 60 years61 years and older
Move a bit more in everyday life7%9%7%5%
Spend more time in the fresh air / ventilate rooms more often24%17%14%11%
Drink more27%19%11%11%
Drink less alcohol7%10%6%0%
Smoke less5%13%6%2%
Stress reduction30%33%28%15%
Medical treatment by a doctor (pharmaceutical treatment)16%26%17%12%
Change of diet8%14%4%0%
Take drops7%12%2%4%
Darken room34%32%31%20%
Sleep61%57%54%30%
Take a hot bath20%18%16%7%
Provide calm environment27%26%28%19%
Other 7%7%22%40%
No specific measures5%5%12%16%
Prefer not to answer1%2%1%0%
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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 16 to 27, 2017

Number of respondents

739 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

suffered at least once per month from headaches

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "What do you do to relieve headache?"
Respondents could choose multiple answers.

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