DataByte: A Look at Emergency Department Visits for Migraine in Utah’s Urban, Rural, and Frontier Areas

Every 10 seconds, someone in the U.S. goes to the emergency room complaining of head pain, and approximately 1.2 million visits are for acute migraine attacks. In Utah, there has been a slight decrease in the number of people visiting the ED for a first-listed diagnosis of migraine over the past four years. The Utah ED visit rate per 100,000 population for first-listed diagnosis of migraine is highest in frontier areas (428.9), followed by rural (300.0) then urban (242.2) for 2016–2019.

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