Table 3 Distribution of headache-related medical care behavior among persons with migraine in the United Kingdom and United States

Medical care behaviorUK, n = 143US, n = 246UK vs US, p value
Values are n (%).
Age at initial consultation for a headache among ever consulters, y
    1–1949 (39.8)55 (31.7)NS
    20–2930 (24.4)55 (32.9)
    30+37 (30.1)53 (31.7)
    Missing/refused7 (5.7)6 (3.6)
Number of lifetime physician visits for headache among ever consulters
    1–440 (32.5)52 (31.1)0.014
    5–1030 (24.4)32 (19.2)
    11+30 (24.4)68 (40.7)
    Missing/refused23 (18.7)15 (9.0)
Number of lifetime visits with general practitioner about headache among ever consulters
    1–229 (23.6)51 (30.4)NS
    3–528 (22.8)32 (19.1)
    6+34 (27.6)53 (31.6)
    Missing/refused32 (26.0)32 (19.1)
Ever referred to a headache specialist
    Yes29 (20.3)73 (29.7)0.045
    No114 (79.7)170 (69.1)
    Missing/refused03 (1.2)
Ever referred to a headache specialist among ever consulters
    Yes29 (23.6)72 (43.1)0.001
    No94 (76.4)95 (56.9)
    Missing/refused00