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Headache is associated with lower alcohol consumption among medical students.
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PMID:  21877030     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between headache and alcohol consumption among medical students. 480 medical students were submitted to a questionnaire about headaches and drinking alcohol. Headache was assessed by ID-Migraine and functional disability was evaluated with MIDAS. The evaluation of alcohol consumption was assessed with Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). There was significantly lower proportion of students with drinking problem among students with headache. This occurred both among students classified as having migraine and among those who had non-migrainous headache. There was not a correlation between functional disability of headache and AUDIT score. Our data suggest that having headache leads to a reduction in alcohol consumption among medical students regardless the degree of headache functional impact.
Renan Barros Domingues; Simone Aires Domingues
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria     Volume:  69     ISSN:  1678-4227     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-30     Completed Date:  2012-02-09     Revised Date:  2012-04-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0125444     Medline TA:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  620-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Headache Clinic, Health Sciences School of Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Vitória (EMESCAM), Vitória ES, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Headache / epidemiology*,  etiology*
Migraine Disorders / epidemiology
Students, Medical / statistics & numerical data*
Young Adult
Comment In:
Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2012 Mar;70(3):238-9; author reply 238-9   [PMID:  22392123 ]

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