Frequency U.S. adults sought treatment for headaches from a doctor 2017, by gender

This statistic shows the number of times adults in the U.S. who suffered at least once per month from headache went to a doctor for treatment for their headache in the past year as of February 2017, by gender. It was found that 70 percent of females had not gone to the doctor for treatment for headache, compared to 56 percent of males.

Number of times U.S. adults went to a doctor for treatment for their headache in the past year as of 2017, by gender

MaleFemale
No treatment56%70%
1 treatment 13%13%
Up to 5 treatments25%15%
Up to 10 treatments4%1%
More than 10 treatments2%1%
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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 16 to 27, 2017

Number of respondents

675 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: [at a doctor:] "How often did you undergo treatment for headache over the past twelve months? Please give your best guess if you are not sure. Leave the field blank if you prefer not to answer."

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