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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients in the primary care and rheumatology groups

From: Validity of gout diagnosis in Swedish primary and secondary care - a validation study

Patient characteristics Primary care group Rheumatology group
n = 262 n = 132
Men Women Men Women
n = 198 n = 64 n = 106 n = 26
Age, years median (range) 63.5 (31–97) 66.5 (43–98) 66.5 (26–91) 71 (34–94)
No. with hypertension (%) 110 (56) 45 (70) 68 (64) 18 (69)
No. with cardiovascular disease (%)a 61 (31) 27 (42) 44 (42) 10 (39)
No. with diabetes (%)a 41 (21) 20 (31) 21 (20) 4 (15)
No. with allopurinol treatment ever (%)a 119 (60) 41 (64) 81 (77) 15 (58)
  1. aComorbidity was considered to be present if it was mentioned in the clinical record or medication for the comorbidity was prescribed