Table 3

Risk for end-stage renal disease among patients with gout, stratified by age group

20-44 years

(n = 419,298)

45-59 years

(n = 115,171)

60 years or older

(n = 64,981)


Gout, number (percentage)

5,832 (1.4%)

3,989 (3.5%)

2,675 (4.1%)

ESRD, gout/non-gout

16/397

26/364

28/301

HR (95% CI) for ESRD

1.27 (0.91-1.78)

1.41 (1.13-1.76)

1.58 (1.32-1.90)


CI, confidence interval; ESRD, end-stage renal disease; HR, hazard ratio.

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

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