Restless legs syndrome in an Asian population: A study in Singapore

Mov Disord. 2001 May;16(3):577-9. doi: 10.1002/mds.1102.

Abstract

In face-to-face interviews, we examined 157 consecutive individuals aged 55 years and older, selected from the general population in Singapore, and 1,000 consecutive individuals aged 21 years and older, from a primary healthcare center. Based on the IRLSSG criteria, the prevalence of restless leg syndrome (RLS) was 0.6% and 0.1%, respectively.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Asian Continental Ancestry Group*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Population Surveillance
  • Prevalence
  • Restless Legs Syndrome / epidemiology*
  • Restless Legs Syndrome / etiology
  • Risk Factors
  • Sampling Studies
  • Singapore / epidemiology