PREVALENCE OF MIGRAINE HEADACHE AMONG PEOPLE IN DAWADMI CITY, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA: CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY
*Saad S. Alotaibi, Sanjay Deshwali, Bassam M. Alotaibi, Tala M. Alotaibi, Salman H. Alotaibi, Abdullah H. Alotaibi and Abdullmalik A. Alotaibi
Background- Many people are complaining of headache, especially irregular sleep and stress, which are commonly associated with migraine attacks. Objectives- To assess the prevalence of migraine headache among people in dawadmi city (Saudi Arabia) and to determine the common causes factor. Methods- A cross-sectional study was done among 450 people among Dawadmi city. who had suffered from two or more headaches in the previous 3 months were subjected to the IDMigraine screening test, then who had at least two positive answers of the screening test were confirmed as a migraineurs-based on the diagnostic criteria of the International Headache Society for migraine. Results- Migraine was detected among 123 out of 450 people (27.3%). stress was the most triggering factors of migraine in 40/123 (32.5%). The phonophopia was more frequency than other symptoms (63.4%). The young adults more frequency of migraine (49.6%). Conclusions:- The prevalence of migraine among people in Dawadmi City was high in comparison to other studies. The study recommend raising awareness towards migraine.
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