The rising prevalence and incidence of gout in British Columbia, Canada: Population-based trends from 2000 to 2012.

@article{Rai2017TheRP,
  title={The rising prevalence and incidence of gout in British Columbia, Canada: Population-based trends from 2000 to 2012.},
  author={Sharan K. Rai and Juan Antonio Avi{\~n}a-Zubieta and Natalie Mccormick and Mary A De Vera and Kam Shojania and Eric C Sayre and Hyon K. Choi},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2017},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={451-456}
}
OBJECTIVES Gout is increasingly recognized as the most common form of inflammatory arthritis worldwide; however, no Canadian data on the disease burden of gout are available. We estimated the prevalence, incidence, prescription patterns, and comorbidity burden of gout in an entire Canadian province [British Columbia (BC)] over the last decade. METHODS We utilized PopulationData BC, a province-wide database, to estimate temporal trends in the prevalence and incidence of gout from 2000 to 2012… CONTINUE READING

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