Italy: habits in the use of headache painkillers 2018, by gender

This statistic shows the results of a survey asking secondary school students in which cases they took drugs against headache in Italy in 2018, by gender. According to data, 42.3 percent of male and 46.2 percent of female students affirmed to take painkillers only in case the headache did not go away by itself after a while. However, a small share of male respondents (9.8 percent) declared to use medication against headache as soon as they noticed the first few symptoms.

In which cases do you take drugs to treat headache?

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Sources

Release date

November 2018

Region

Italy

Survey time period

November 2017 to April 2018

Number of respondents

2,654 respondents

Age group

13-19 years

Special properties

Students of secondary schools

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Se prendi dei medicinali quando li prendi?".

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