Table 6

Prevalence of hyperuricemia and gout in China

Site of survey [ref.]

Location

Age (Years)

Time

Number

Hyperuricaemiaa (%)

Gout (%)


Four cities [5]

Urban

≥20

1980

502

M 1.4/F 1.3

0

Beijing [11]

Urban

40 to 58

1988

2,013

M 15.4/F 11.3

Beijing [11]

Rural

40 to 58

1988

1,507

M 11.0/F 8.4

Qingdao [36]

Urban

≥20

2002

2,023

M 32.1/F 21.8

0.36

Nanjing [37]

Urban

≥20

2003

7,888

M 13.8/F 6.1

0.67

Shanghai [26]

Urban

≥15

1997

2,037

M 14.2/F 7.1

0.34

Taiwan [24]

Island

≥19

1996

5,707

M 42.1/F 27.4

1.98

Taiwan [22]

mountain

≥18b

1994

342

M 53.8/F 30.7

11.7

Taiyuan [41]

Urban

≥16

2004

3,915

0.15

Shanghai [3]

Urban

≥16

1992

2,010

0.2

Shanghai [28]

Urban

≥15

1998

6,584

0.22

Shantou [17]

Urban

≥16

1992

1,722

0.17

Shantou [23]

Urban

≥16

1995

2,040

0.15

Shantou [29]

Urban

≥16

1999

1,818

0.26

Taiwan [19]

Urban

≥20

1992

3,000

0.67

Taiwan [19]

Suburban

≥20

1992

3,000

0.67

Taiwan [19]

Rural

≥20

1992

2,998

0.16


aMale (M) ≥ 7.0 mg/dl, female (F) ≥ 6.0 mg/dl. bAborigines.

Zeng et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2008 10:R17   doi:10.1186/ar2368

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