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Table 5 The five most commonly reported symptoms of gout in the medical records

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

Symptom Total (n = 394) Primary care group, n = 262 (%) Rheumatology group, n = 132 (%)
Men n = 198 Women n = 64 Men n = 106 Women n = 26
Monoarthritis 238 (60) 130 (66) 36 (56) 59 (56) 13 (50)
First MTP arthritis 220 (56) 115 (58) 29 (45) 64 (60) 12 (46)
Redness over joints 193 (49) 98 (50) 31 (48) 52 (51) 12 (46)
≥2 or more attacks of arthritis 185 (47) 62 (31) 15 (23) 91 (86) 17 (65)
Unilateral first MTP arthritis 178 (45) 98 (50) 24 (38) 46 (43) 10 (39)