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TableĀ 3 Comparison of trigger factors frequencies among migraine without aura, migraine with aura and tension type headache

From: Trigger factors in primary headaches subtypes: a cross-sectional study from a tertiary centre in Greece

Trigger factors Headache type
Migraine without aura (%) Migraine with aura (%) Tension type headache (%) p value
Oversleep 17.02 46.34 17.86 0.004
Premenstrual period 27.66 51.22 17.86 0.008
Stressful life event 72.34 95.12 85.71 0.011
Hot/cold weather 25.53 53.66 28.57 0.015
Relaxation after stress 17.02 43.90 35.71 0.018
Menstruation 31.91 60.98 42.86 0.022
Wind 17.02 39.02 14.29 0.023
Intense emotions 57.45 82.93 75.00 0.027
Shining 8.51 21.95 3.57 0.043
Hunger 31.91 41.46 14.29 0.044
Bright sunlight 17.02 36.59 14.29 0.046
Alcohol 27.66 39.02 14.29 0.071
Cigarette smoke 14.89 34.15 14.29 0.057
Skipping meals 31.91 36.59 14.29 0.097
Rain 14.89 29.27 10.71 0.106
Noise 23.40 43.90 28.57 0.112
Air pollution 8.51 24.39 21.43 0.112
Coffee deprivation 17.02 34.15 28.57 0.167
High altitude 4.26 14.63 3.57 0.179
Odors 36.17 48.78 28.57 0.212
Sexual activity 6.38 14.63 3.57 0.217
Weather changes 38.30 56.10 46.43 0.247
Sleep hours changes 29.79 41.46 25.00 0.309
Physical activities 10.64 9.76 21.43 0.357
Fatigue 40.43 51.22 53.57 0.451
Traveling 31.91 34.15 21.43 0.484
Vegetables 14.89 9.76 7.14 0.609
Sleep deprivation 48.94 56.10 46.43 0.690
Fatty meals 6.38 12.20 7.14 0.698
Weight lift 10.64 12.20 17.86 0.728
Chocolate 17.02 21.95 17.86 0.831
Coffee 17.02 21.95 17.86 0.831
Dairy products 10.64 14.63 10.71 0.877
Rest 10.64 12.20 14.29 0.897
Cold water/ice cream 14.89 14.63 14.29 1.000