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Table 61-7 Prevalence of Restless Legs Syndrome
REFERENCE
(COUNTRY)
POPULATION; NO. SUBJECTS
METHODS, CRITERIA
PREVALENCE (%)
Ekbom 230 1945
(Sweden)
Patients in a physician's
practice; N = 500
Presence of restless legs
(original description)
5
Lavigne et al. 233 1994
(Canada)
Population sample, age 18 yr+;
N = 2019
Leg restlessness at bedtime,
face-to-face interviews
10-15
Phillips et al. 234 2000
(USA)
Kentucky random population
of men and women, aged
18 yr, N = 1803
Telephone interview,
presence of restless legs
18-29 yr: 3
30-79 yr: 10
5 or more times/month
At least once per month
80+ yr: 19
All ages: 19.4
Rothdach et al. 235 2000
and Berger et al. 236
2002 (Germany)
German elderly population
sample, age 65-83 years,
N = 369
RLS-criteria and neurologic
examination; IRLSSG
criteria
Overall: 9.8
m: 6.1
f: 13.9
65-69 yr: 9.8
70-74 yr: 12.75
75+ yr: 7.4
Tan et al. 237 2001
(Singapore)
General population sample,
155 subjects aged 55 yr
and 1000 consecutive
patients aged 21 yr in a
health center
IRLSSG criteria
0.6 in the population;
0.1 among the patients
Ulfberg et al. 238 2001
(Sweden)
A random sample of men in
Sweden; N = 4000
IRLSSG criteria
5.8
Ulfberg et al. 239 2001
(Sweden)
Random sample of women
aged 18-64 yr in Sweden;
N = 200
IRLSSG criteria
11.4
Ohayon and Roth 240
2002 (5 European
countries)
UK, Germany, Italy, Portugal,
and Spain; N = 18,980; aged
15-100 yr
Telephone surveys, Sleep-
EVAL questionnaire
RLS: 5.5
PLMD: 3.9 with ICSD criteria
Sevim et al. 241 2003
(Turkey)
Turkish adults, N = 3234
IRLSSG criteria, face-to-face
personal interviews
3.19
Bhowmik et al. 242 2003
(India)
Case-control study. N = 121
hemodialysis patients and
99 control patients
Questionnaire with RLS-
criteria; ENMG
Patients on hemodialysis: 6.6
Control patients: 0.0
Nichols et al. 243 2003
(USA)
A primary care patient
population seen by family
physicians, N = 2099
IRLSSG criteria, examined by
family physicians
All 4 symptoms present: 24.0
Symptoms present at least
weekly: 15.3
Suzuki et al. 244 2003
(Japan)
Japanese pregnant women,
N = 16,528
Questionnaire survey in 500
maternity services
19.9
Rijsman et al. 245 2004
(The Netherlands)
Population of a health center
in the Netherlands aged
50 yr; N = 1437
Questionnaire
7.1
Gigli et al. 231 2004
(Italy)
N = 601 patients with end-
stage renal disease
IRLSSG criteria,
questionnaire
21.5
Ulfberg, Nyström 246
2004 (Sweden)
Blood donors, N = 946, aged
18-64 yr
IRLSSG criteria,
questionnaire
f: 24.7
m: 14.7
Högl et al. 247 2005
(Austria)
Population sample, aged
50-89 yr, N = 701
Interviews, clinical
examination, laboratory
10.6
f: 14.2
m: 6.6
Allen et al. 229 2005
(USA)
Population sample, aged >
18 yr, N = 15,391 (REST
study)
IRLSSG criteria,
questionnaire
RLS weekly: 5
RLS symptoms at least on
2 days per week: 2.7
Kim et al. 248 2005
(South Korea)
Population sample, adults
IRLSSG criteria,
questionnaire
f: 15.4
m: 8.5
Winkelman et al. 249
2006 (USA)
Wisconsin Sleep Cohort,
N = 2821
IRLSSG criteria, slightly
modified, questionnaire
RLS at least weekly
f: 11.2
m: 9.9
1.8
f: 2.3
m: 1.2
ICSD, International Classification of Sleep Disorders; IRLSSG, International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group; PLMD, periodic limb
movement disorder.
Nomura et al. 250 2008
(Japan)
N = 2812
Rural population telephone
interview
IRLSSG criteria, questionnaire
 
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