Table 3

Hazard ratio of developing hyperuricemia* in African-Americans compared to whites, stratified by sex

Men

Women


Hazard ratio

95% Confidence interval

Hazard ratio

95% confidence interval

Age-adjusted

0.87

0.73 to 1.04

2.79

2.02 to 3.86

Model 1 †

1.14

0.95 to 1.36

2.36

1.67 to 3.35

Model 2 ‡

0.94

0.75 to 1.17

1.92

1.23 to 3.00

Model 3 §

Not applicable

1.94

1.14 to 3.29

Model 4 ||

1.12

0.88 to 1.40

2.31

1.34 to 3.99


*Defined as the finding of a serum urate of 6.8 mg/deciliter or higher at any follow-up visit (years 10, 15, or 20). † Adjusted for age at enrollment, baseline body-mass index, glomerular filtration rate, presence of hypertension, use of diuretics, and use of other antihypertensive medication. ‡ Adjusted for variables described for model 1 plus baseline intakes of beer, wine, liquor, meat, seafood, dairy, total protein. § Adjusted for variables described in model 2 plus onset of menopause by then end of follow-up. || Adjusted for variable described in model 2 (men) and model 3 (women) plus baseline serum urate levels

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

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