Frequency U.S. adults sought alternative treatment for headaches 2017, by gender

This statistic shows the number of times adults in the U.S. who suffered at least once per month from headache sought treatment from an alternative practitioner for headaches in the past year, as of February 2017, by gender. It was found that 17 percent of male respondents who suffered at least once per month from headache had gone up to five times to an alternative practitioner or therapist for treatment for their headaches.

Number of times U.S. adults sought treatment from an alternative practitioner for headaches in the past year as of 2017, by gender

MaleFemale
No treatment68%82%
1 treatment 8%6%
Up to 5 treatments17%8%
Up to 10 treatments5%3%
More than 10 treatments1%1%
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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 16 to 27, 2017

Number of respondents

664 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 other practitioner/therapist (e.g. massage, chiropractor):] "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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