OP-071 : Migraine headache among primary school children in a big city

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Fatih Çiftçi, Hakan Demirci, Beyza Demirbaş, Ali Candar, Mehtap Gömleksiz Department of Family Medicine, Sevket Yilmaz Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
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Background Students living at the city centre routinely have high degree of stress which is associated with migraine. We aimed to compare the frequencies of migraine in rural and urban part of the city. Methods This is cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study. Participants who had two or more headaches in the last 3 months were subjected to two preliminary questions and participants with at least one positive response were asked to perform the validated Identification of Migraine (ID Migraine™) test. Results A total of 418 primary school students were participated in the study. Migraine headache was suggested in 9.4% of students living at city centre versus 4.6% of students living at rural area (p Keywords: Migraine; Prevalence; Primary school students; Rural; Urban