Cluster Headache Migraine Headache
Gender Male 5:1 Female 2:1
Age of onset Late 30s to early 40s Menarche to early 20s, but also in childhood
Family history No Yes
Aura Never May be present (20% of the time
Chronobiologic pattern Yes No
Onset-to-peak interval Seconds to minutes Minutes to 1 hr
Frequency 2 or 3/day Rarely >1/wk
Duration 45 min Usually <24 hr
Table 4: Comparison of Cluster Headache and Migraine Headache.