How common are migraines in children?

Migraine FAQs: How common are migraines in children?

Almost 9 percent of American children 5 to 13 years old suffer from migraines. In fact, migraines are more common in children than regular headaches caused by tension.

Compared to migraine, tension headaches are more common in adults. However, because migraines are often very hard to diagnose, only about 20 percent of children had been diagnosed by a doctor.