, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 263-269

The relationship of headache occurrence to barometric pressure

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A total of 75 people residing in the metropolitan Boston area who had frequently recurring headaches kept a headache diary for one month beginning March 1975. Data were also collected about barometric pressure during this time. We found that the probability of headache severity on any day was independent of the effects of time. An inference of this, supported by other findings in this study, is that headache occurrence is minimally affected by time-related phenomena such as barometric pressure readings or changes..

Supported by a grant (LM 03393) from the National Library of Medicine.