Table 1

Baseline characteristics of patients and risk of diabetes mellitus or hypertension or both by gout status

Gout

(n = 19,963)

Non-gout

(n = 636,145)

Odds ratio

(95% CI)


Age in years, mean ± SD

52.2 ± 15.72

40.7 ± 15.4

Males, number (percentage)

14,542 (72.8%)

322,191 (50.6%)

Years of follow-up, mean ± SD

8.0 ± 0.4

8.0 ± 0.2

DM, number (percentage)

2,619 (13.1%)

18,507 (2.9%)

5.94 (4.82-5.26)

Hypertension, number (percentage)

6,311 (31.6%)

38,336 (6.0%)

7.21 (7.00-7.44)

DM or hypertension, number (percentage)

7,367 (37.4%)

49,190 (7.7%)

7.13 (6.92-7.35)

DM and hypertension, number (percentage)

1,463 (7.3%)

7,653 (1.2%)

6.49 (6.13-6.88)


CI, confidence interval; DM, diabetes mellitus; SD, standard deviation.

Yu et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R83   doi:10.1186/ar3806

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