- The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 18 percent of women in the United States and six to eight percent of men have migraine disease.
- Based on current United States population statistics from census.gov, the WHO percentages translate to
- More than 29,777,026 American women with migraine and
- More than 11,150,676 American men with Migraine,
- A total of nearly 41 million Americans with migraine as of October, 2016.
- The best estimate is that two percent of the U.S. population has chronic migraine, which translates to more than seven million people who have a migraine or headache more often than not.
- Globally, 959 million people had migraine disease in 2015.
- Migraine is the 6th leading cause of all global disability.
- Medication overuse headache is the 20th leading cause of all global disability.
- Medication overuse #headache contributes 45% more than epilepsy to the global burden of disability.