Prevalence of restless legs syndrome and associated factors in the Korean adult population: The Korean Health and Genome Study

Jinyoung Kim, Changho Choi, Kyungrim Shin, Hyeryeon Yi, Mingyu Park, Namhan Cho, Kuchan Kimm, Chol Shin

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The present study was purposed to identify the prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and its associated factors in the Korean adult population. Among a total of 9939 participants derived from the Korean Health and Genome Study, 12.1% of subjects (men, 8.5%; women, 15.4%) suffered from RLS. Factors independently related with RLS were older age and frequent fatigue in both men and women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-353
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 1



  • Epidemiology
  • Korea
  • Prevalence
  • Restless legs syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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