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Bonfert, Michaela V. ORCID: 0000-0003-0995-9050; Sollmann, Nico; Renner, Tabea; Börner, Corinna; Urban, Giada; Schandelmaier, Paul; Hannibal, Iris; Huß, Kristina; Parisi, Carmen; Gerstl, Lucia; Vill, Katharina; Blaschek, Astrid; Koenig, Helene; Klose, Birgit; Heinen, Florian; Landgraf, Mirjam N.; Albers, Lucia (2021): Burden of disease and lifestyle habits in adolescents and young adults prone to frequent episodic migraine: A secondary comparative analysis. In: Journal of Child Health Care
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The objective of this study was to assess the burden of disease and prevalence of lifestyle factors for adolescents and young adults with frequent episodic migraine. We conducted a secondary comparative analysis of data collected during two previous studies. Inclusion criteria for this analysis were age 15-35~years, 15 to 44 migraine episodes within 12~weeks, and completeness of Migraine Disability Assessment and lifestyle questionnaire data. Datasets of 37 adults (median age interquartile range: 25 6) and 27 adolescents (median age interquartile range: 15 1) were analyzed. 81{\%} (n = 30) of adults reported severe disability (16{\%} n = 3 of adolescents; p < 0.001). Headache frequency (24 vs. 17~days; p = 0.005) and prevalence of regular analgesic use (60{\%} n = 22 vs. 18{\%} n = 5; p = 0.002) were significantly higher in adults. In adults, sleep duration on weekdays was significantly lower (8.5 vs. 10~h; p < 0.001). Any consumption of caffeine tended to be higher in adolescents and alcohol consumption tended to be higher in adults (p > 0.05). This study underlines the importance of educating adolescents and young adults with migraine about lifestyle habits that are likely to interfere with the condition.