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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of sample

From: A joint effort over a period of time: factors affecting use of urate-lowering therapy for long-term treatment of gout

  Men (%) Women (%) Total (%)
(n = 29) (n = 14) (n = 43)
Age group at interview (years):
 30–49 4 (14) 3 (21) 7 (16)
 50–69 16 (56) 7 (50) 23 (54)
 70–89 9 (31) 4 (28) 13 (30)
Ethnicity/Nationality:
 White 27 (93) 13 (92) 40 (92)
 Asian British 2 (7) 1 (7) 3 (7)
Living arrangements:
 Living alone 2 (7) 4 (29) 6 (14)
 Living with one other person 20 (69) 6 (43) 26 (60)
 Living with more than one other person 7 (24) 4 (29) 11 (26)
Current work status:
 Retired 16 (55) 9 (64) 25 (58)
 Full-time work 6 (21) 5 (36) 11 (26)
 Part-time work 5 (17) - 5 (12)
 Student (higher education) 1 (3) - 1 (2)
 Not working for health reasons 1 (3) - 1 (2)
Time since diagnosis (years):
 1–5 4 (14) 6 (43) 10 (23)
 6–10 2 (7) 4 (29) 6 (14)
 11–15 6 (21) 3 (21) 9 (21)
 16 or more 17 (59) 1 (7) 18 (42)
Age group at diagnosis (years):
  < 30 1 (3) 1 (7) 2 (5)
 30–49 19 (66) 4 (29) 23 (53)
 50–69 9 (31) 7 (50) 16 (37)
 70–89 - 2 (14) 2 (5)
Attacks in past 12 months:
 0 10 (3) 4 (29) 14 (33)
 1–4 16 (55) 6 (43) 22 (51)
 5–9 1 (3) 1 (7) 2 (5)
  ≥ 10 2 (7) 3 (21) 5 (12)