There is a higher prevalence of migraine among women compared to men, with significant gender differences for migraine and headache diagnosis and comorbidities in the Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) cohort.
Why this matters?
Veterans are more likely to experience migraine and headaches than non-veterans. Accumulating research indicates a higher prevalence of migraine in women; however, findings on migraine characteristics and military exposures in men are few.
Understanding the effects of migraine in a larger VHA population may help improve the quality of care for veterans and even across the wider population of migraine sufferers.