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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 100-103

Prevalence of primary headache disorders in school-going children in Kashmir Valley (North-west India)


Post Graduate Department of Medicine (Neurology Division), Govt. Medical College and Associated S.M.H.S. Hospital (University of Kashmir), Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Parvaiz A Shah
Department of Medicine (Neurology Division), Govt. Medical College and Associated S.M.H.S. Hospital (University of Kashmir), Srinagar, Kashmir 190 010, (J and K)
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.100030

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Objective : A prospective prevalence study of primary headache disorders in school going children (8-18 years) in Srinagar district of Kashmir valley was conducted. Materials and Methods: The study population comprised of a randomized sample of 5000 school going children in the age group of 8-18 years from various educational institutions of Srinagar city. A self-administered pretested questionnaire was filled by the participants and the diagnosis established by following the International Headache Society criteria (IHS) 2004. Results : The overall prevalence of primary headache disorders was found to be 664/1000. The prevalence of tension-type headache and migraine was found to be 50.99% and 26.98%, respectively. The prevalence revealed an upward trend with increasing age with preponderance for female sex.


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