What is the prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in the US and globally?

Updated: Feb 22, 2017
  • Author: Ali M Bozorg, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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RLS affects about 5-15% of the general population of the United States. Although the exact international prevalence of the disease is uncertain, limited studies have indicated that 2-15% of the world’s population may experience symptoms of RLS. [6]


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