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Perceived causes of headaches among U.S. adults as of 2017

This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who believed select sources were the cause of their headaches as of February 2017. In total 62 percent of respondents believed that stress was the cause of their headaches, while 30 percent believed that too much time spent in front of screens was the cause.

Percentage of U.S. adults who believed select sources were the cause of their headaches as of 2017

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Release date

February 2017


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 think causes your headache?"
Respondents could choose multiple answers.

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