No, it depends on the child’s age.

  • Before age 7: boys are more affected.
  • Between age 7 and 11: boys and girls are equally affected.
  • After age 11: girls are more affected than boys.
  • Adults: There are 3 women for every 1 man that are affected. (18% of women are affected versus approximately 7% of men)

Prevalence of migraine in teenagers Graph modified based on the article “Pathophysiology, clinical features, and diagnosis of migraine in children”, published on UpToDate.