How common are migraines?

Migraine FAQs: How common are migraines?

In the U.S., more than 28 million people suffer from migraines, according to a 2001 report from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

That means there is a migraine sufferer in 25 percent of all U.S. households.

Some migraine studies estimate that 13 percent of adults in the U.S. population have migraines.

Mostly because the American population grew, the number of people who say they suffer from migraines grew from 23.6 million to 27.9 million between 1989 and 1999.

Almost 5 million in the U.S. experience at least one migraine attack per month, while more than 11 million people blame migraines for causing moderate to severe disability.