Epidemiology of Headache in Children and Adolescents

  • Tara M. Lateef
  • Kathleen R. MerikangasEmail author
Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)


Epidemiologic studies have made major contributions to our understanding of the magnitude, risk factors, and impact of migraine. The application of the tools of epidemiology to headache has generated substantial methodological developments designed to collect reliable and valid information on the prevalence of headache syndromes in nonclinical samples. The goal of this article is to provide a summary of the magnitude, risk factors, and correlates of migraine in children and adolescents worldwide.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Pediatrics and NeurologyPediatric Specialists of Virginia and George Washington University School of MedicineWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Genetic Epidemiology Research BranchNational Institute of Mental HealthBethesdaUSA

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