Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2014 , Vol 5, Issue 1
Prevalance of Migraine and Affecting Sociodemographic Factors In Pubertal Children
Gökhan Evcili1, Hakan Ak2, Ayşe Yeşim Göçmen3, Tugay Atalay2, Nermin Tanık4, Naciye Kış5
1Derince Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Nöroloji, Kocaeli, Türkiye
2Bozok Üniversitesi Araştırma ve Uygulama Hastanesi, Nöroşirurji, Yozgat, Türkiye
3Bozok Üniversitesi Araştırma ve Uygulama Hastanesi, Biyokimya, Yozgat, Türkiye
4Bozok Üniversitesi Araştırma ve Uygulama Hastanesi, Nöroloji, Yozgat, Türkiye
5Bitlis Devlet Hastanesi, Radyoloji, Bitlis, Türkiye
Aim: Headache and migraine are common health problems in children as in adults. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the prevalence of migraine and influencing sociodemographic factors in children aging 11-15 years old which is that in this age group migraine reaches peaks in children.

Materials and methods: In this retrospective study, 320 children who were admitted to neurology and neurosurgery clinics between 2011 and 2012 with the complaint of headache were examined for migraine prevalence and influencing sociodemographic factors.

Results: The study included a total of 320 patients. 250 of them were male and 70 were female. 12 (3.75%) patients were diagnosed with migraine. Statistically significant difference was detected between migraine prevalence and source of livelihood for the family, family history, and school and family problems.

Conclusion: Source of livelihood for the family, family history, and school and family problems related to the prevalence of migraine in children. Keywords : headache, migraine, prevalence, puberty