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Table 1 Baseline demographic and gout characteristics

From: Sex differences in gout characteristics: tailoring care for women and men

Characteristics Women Men P value
N = 262 N = 1011
Demographics
 Age (mean years, SD) 71.2 (±10.7) 60.9 (±13.5) <0.0001
 Race (White n, %) 219 (84) 897 (89) 0.024
 Private insurance (n, %) 152 (58) 757 (75) <0.001
Comorbid conditions
 BMI (mean, SD) 33.5 (±7.8) 31.9 (±6.5) 0.001
 Osteoarthritis (n, %) 120 (46) 256 (25) <0.001
 Other inflammatory arthritis (n,%) 19 (7) 34 (3) <0.001
 Medical comorbidities (n,%)
  Heart disease 41 (16) 147 (14) 0.652
  Hypertension 201 (77) 574 (57) <0.001
  Diabetes mellitus 73 (28) 168 (17) <0.001
  Renal disease 64 (24) 136 (13) <0.001
  Hyperlipidemia 120 (46) 394 (39) 0.045
  Peripheral arterial disease 2 (1) 13 (1) 0.485
Functional Status (mean, SD)
 Number of days unable to do usual work/activities in the prior 3 months 11.1 (±23.7) 6.9 (±195) 0.003
 Health Assessment Questionnaire
  Age adjusted means 0.59 (±0.11) 0.49 (±0.13) <0.001
Medications that may trigger gout (n, %)
 Aspirin 76 (29) 285 (28) 0.794
 HCTZ 51 (20) 105 (10) <0.001
 Diuretics other than HCTZ 83 (32) 116 (11) <0.001
Gout characteristics
 Family history (n, %) 180 (69) 682 (67) 0.701
 Crystal proven (n, %) 65 (25) 346 (34) 0.004
 Duration of gout (mean, SD) 6.1 (±7.1) 11.0 (±9.8) <0.0001
 Maximum serum uric acid (mean, SD) 8.8 (±2.3) 8.7 (±2.1) 0.481
 Current serum uric acid (mean, SD)a 5.9 (±2.6) 6.0 (±1.9) 0.449
 Presence of tophi (n, %) 60 (23) 224 (22) 0.791
 Contraindications for treatment with: 11 (10) 66 (16) 0.0.170
  NSAIDS 80 (31) 206 (20) <0.001
  Colchicine 32 (12) 61 (6) 0.001
 Flare frequency in prior 12 months (mean, SD) 3.5 (±6.4) 3.7 (±8.2) 0.692
Health care utilization due to gout (n, %)
 Proportion of patients with hospitalizations for gout in the past 3 years 7 (3) 19 (2)  
 Proportion with an ER visit for a gout flare in the past 12 months 37 (14) 118 (12) 0.275
 Proportion with an outpatient physician visit for a gout flare in the past 12 months 124 (48) 479 (48) 0.918
 Frequency of health care utilization for a flare in the prior 12 months:
  ER visits (mean, SD) 0.32 (±1.17) 0.26 (1.49) 0.560
  Outpatient encounters (mean, SD) 1.40 (±2.64) 1.30 (±2.68) 0.613
  1. alaboratory data were available for 215 women and 870 men with gout
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