Migraine is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world.

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with migraine.

12% of the population – including children – suffers from migraine.

18% of American women, 6% of men, and 10% of children experience migraines.

Migraine is most common between the ages of 18 and 44.

Migraine tends to run in families. About 90% of migraine sufferers have a family history of migraine. Migraine is the 6th most disabling illness in the world.


Every 10 seconds, someone in the U.S. goes to the emergency room complaining of head pain, and approximately 1.2 million visits are for acute migraine attacks.

While most sufferers experience attacks once or twice a month, more than 4 million people have chronic migraine, with at least 15 migraine days per month.

More than 90% of sufferers are unable to work or function normally during their migraine.

Source: Migraine Research Foundation

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