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Migraine, headache, and survival in women

Waters, W E, Campbell, M J and Elwood, Peter Creighton 1983. Migraine, headache, and survival in women. British Medical Journal (BMJ) 287 (6403) , pp. 1442-1443. 10.1136/bmj.287.6403.1442

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A population study of 1310 women aged 45-64 years determined the prevalence of headache and migraine in the preceding year. To investigate the hypothesis that women with migraine had a higher mortality rate, these women were followed up nearly 12 years later. Unexpectedly, the mortality was found to be higher in women without headaches. Women with headaches and migraine had a relative risk of dying of 0.72 (95% confidence interval 0.52-1.00) compared with those without headaches.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 0959-8138
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:00

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