Food insecurity and migraine in Canada
Authors: Joseph M. Dooley, Kevin E. Gordon, and Stefan Kuhle
Aim: The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of household food insecurity in individuals reporting migraine within a large population-based sample of Canadians. Methods: The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) uses a stratified cluster sample design to obtain information on Canadians =>12 years of age. Data on household food insecurity were assessed for individuals who reported having migraine or not, providing a current point prevalence. This was assessed for stability in two CCHS datasets from four and eight years earlier. Factors associated with food insecurity among those reporting migraine were examined and a logistic regression model of food insecurity was developed. We also examined whether food insecurity was associated with other reported chronic health conditions. Results: Of 48,645 eligible survey respondents, 4614 reported having migraine (weighted point prevalence 10.2%). Food insecurity was reported by 14.8% who reported migraine compared with 6.8% of those not reporting migraine, giving an odds ratio of 2.4 (95% confidence interval 2.0-2.8%). This risk estimate was stable over the previous eight years. The higher risk for food insecurity was not unique to migraine and was seen with some, but not all, chronic health conditions reported in the CCHS. Conclusions: Food insecurity is more frequent among individuals reporting migraine in Canada.
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|Author||Joseph M. Dooley, Kevin E. Gordon, and Stefan Kuhle|
|Title||Food insecurity and migraine in Canada|
- Joseph M. Dooley
- Joseph M. Dooley, Kevin E. Gordon, and Stefan Kuhle
- Food insecurity and migraine in Canada
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