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Headache and Blood Pressure in the Community

Br Med J 1971; 1 doi: (Published 16 January 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;1:142
  1. W. E. Waters


    Following a survey of headaches, in which questionnaires were sent to a random sample of the general population, groups of individuals with headache, unilateral headache, or migraine, and a fourth group who had not had a headache in the previous year were examined. Measurements of arterial blood pressure on 414 individuals gave no evidence of any differences between these groups for either systolic or diastolic pressure. The number of individuals that could be regarded as hypertensive in this community-based study was small, but it is concluded that most individuals with headache, and with migraine, have blood pressures similar to those who do not have headaches.