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Table 2 Prevalence of restless legs related symptoms within the total cohort (n = 1072)

From: Musculoskeletal pain is associated with restless legs syndrome in young adults

RLS symptoms assessed with 4 criteria Female Male Total
Urge to move the legs (at least 5 times/month) 158 (27.1 %) 142 (29.0 %) 300 (28.0 %)
Accompanied by dysaesthesia 57 (9.8 %) 31 (6.3 %) 88 (8.2 %)
Relieved by movement 95 (16.3 %) 70 (14.3 %) 165 (15.4 %)
Worsening at evening or night 104 (17.9 %) 51 (10.4 %) 155 (14.5 %)
RLS diagnosis (All 4 RLS criteria fulfilled) 22 (3.8 %) 10 (2.0 %) 32 (3.0 %)
RLS: Restless legs syndrome    
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