Community based epidemiological study on hyperuricemia and gout in Kin-Hu, Kinmen.

@article{Lin2000CommunityBE,
  title={Community based epidemiological study on hyperuricemia and gout in Kin-Hu, Kinmen.},
  author={K C Lin and Hsiao Y Lin and Pesus Chou},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={1045-50}
}
OBJECTIVE This is a population survey conducted in 1991-92 among residents aged > or =30 years in Kin-Hu, Kinmen, with a 77.7% response rate to study the prevalence of hyperuricemia and hyperuricemia associated gout. A stratified analysis based on sex and age was used to assess the interaction and analyze the associated risk factors for hyperuricemia and gout. METHODS Hyperuricemia was defined as uric acid > or =7.0 mg/dl for men and > or =6.0 mg/dl for women. Gout was clinically diagnosed by… CONTINUE READING