Migraine statistics are staggering. It's the third most prevalent disease process in the world and that one alone is mind boggling.
In the US there are 37 million suffering from migraine
Some studies suggest that 13% of the US population suffers from migraine
18% of women
6% of men though this has been estimated to be as high as 10%
75% of migraineurs are women
More than 70% have a family history
Almost half of all migraine sufferers have not been formally diagnosed
25% have one or more migraines a week
Loss of productivity in the US is estimated between 5.6 and 17.2 billion dollars
The most common symptoms:
85% describe the pain as throbbing or pulsing
80% have light sensitivity
76% Sound sensitivity
73% report nausea
59% have pain on one side
44% have vision changes
36% have an aura
29% report vomiting
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