The relationship between headache that matches cervical origin pain patterns, occupation, gender, age, and hours of work is examined in a randomly sampled, never-injured population. Although gender was established as a significant factor in the association between occupation and headache, age and hours of work were shown to have no effect. Women working in managerial and professional occupations had a significantly higher risk of cervical origin headache when compared with women working in either clerical or blue collar occupations. A similar association for men was not noted.
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