Epidemiology of tension-type headache

Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2010 Dec;14(6):449-54. doi: 10.1007/s11916-010-0146-2.


Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most prevalent type of headache across all age groups worldwide. TTH is common, disabling, and associated with medical and psychiatric comorbidities. This review will focus on the epidemiologies of episodic and chronic TTH in various age groups, factors associated with progression and remission, comorbidities, and the burden of TTH.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Tension-Type Headache / diagnosis
  • Tension-Type Headache / epidemiology*
  • Young Adult