Primary headache in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: have rates changed over recent decades?

Takeaway

  • Primary headache disorders, particularly migraine and tension-type headache (TTH), cause significant disability across the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR); important increases in years lived with disability were observed from 1990 to 2016.

Why this matters

  • Findings highlight the burden of primary headache across the EMR and can be used to inform health policy in the affiliated countries.