TABLE 2

Clinical Characteristics of Children With Headaches

Nonisolated HA, n = 10 105Isolated HA–extensive definition, n = 2462
Median age (interquartile range)11.9 (7.6–15.1)12.4 (8.7–15.5)
Male patient n (%)6678 (66.1)1331 (54.1)
Mechanism of injury, n (%)
 Sports1510 (14.9)365 (14.8)
 Fall from standing/walking/running1340 (13.3)215 (8.7)
 Fall from elevation, n (%)1329 (13.2)230 (9.3)
  <3 feet437 (32.9)71 (30.9)
  3–5 feet557 (41.9)107 (46.5)
  6–10 feet199 (15.0)41 (17.8)
  >10 feet77 (5.8)7 (3.0)
  Unknown height59 (4.4)4 (1.7)
 Assault1266 (12.5)331 (13.4)
 Motor vehicle crash954 (9.4)637 (25.9)
 Object struck head—accidental616 (6.1)182 (7.4)
 Bike collision or fall from bike while riding609 (6.0)84 (3.4)
 Walked or ran into stationary object463 (4.6)64 (2.6)
 Pedestrian struck by moving vehicle368 (3.6)55 (2.2)
 Other wheeled transport crash289 (2.9)38 (1.5)
 Fall down stairs268 (2.7)60 (2.4)
 Bike rider struck by automobile180 (1.8)35 (1.4)
 Other851 (8.4)165 (6.7)
 Unknown62 (0.6)1 (0.04)
  • HA, headache.