Table 2

Multivariable-adjusted serum urate at baseline

African-American men

White men

Mean difference

(95% CI)

African-American women

White women

Mean difference

(95% CI)


Age-adjusted*

6.06

6.28

0.22 (0.10 to 0.34)

4.41

4.53

0.11 (0.01 to 0.22)

Model 1†

6.59

6.70

0.11 (0.00 to 0.22)

4.85

4.97

0.12 (0.00 to 0.22)

Model 2‡

6.35

6.51

0.16 (0.04 to 0.27)

4.70

4.86

0.16 (0.05 to 0.27)


*All values expressed in milligrams per deciliter. †Adjusted for age at inception, body-mass index, glomerular filtration rate, presence of hypertension, use of diuretics at baseline, use of other antihypertensive medication at baseline. ‡ Adjusted for variables described for model 1 plus intake of beer, wine, liquor, meat, seafood, dairy, total protein

Gaffo et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R4   doi:10.1186/ar3552

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