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Table 2 Demographic, lifestyle, psychological, co-morbid and gout characteristics of survey responders (n = 1184)

From: Foot problems in people with gout in primary care: baseline findings from a prospective cohort study

  n (%)
Marital status:  
 Married/Co-habiting 882 (75.7)
 Divorced/separated 91 (7.8)
 Widowed 114 (9.8)
 Single 78 (6.7)
Higher education:  
 Yes 249 (22.3)
 No 870 (77.8)
Employment status:  
 Employed 401 (34.9)
 Retired 656 (57.1)
 Not working 35 (3.1)
 Othera 56 (4.9)
Ethnicity:  
 White 1126 (97.6)
 Non-white 28 (2.4)
BMI (kg/m2):  
 <25.0 221 (19.8)
 25.0–29.9 511 (45.7)
 30.0–34.9 260 (23.2)
 ≥35.0 127 (11.4)
Anxiety:  
 None 844 (77.2)
 Mild 141 (12.9)
 Moderate 64 (5.9)
 Severe 45 (4.1)
Depression:  
 None 763 (73.2)
 Mild 148 (14.2)
 Moderate 65 (6.2)
 Moderately severe 40 (3.8)
 Severe 26 (2.5)
Co-morbid conditions:  
 Diabetes mellitus 205 (17.3)
 Hypertension 731 (61.7)
 Hyperlipidaemia 508 (42.9)
 Ischaemic heart disease 215 (18.2)
 Cerebrovascular disease 86 (7.3)
Alcohol consumption:  
 Daily/almost daily 273 (23.4)
 3–4 times per week 263 (22.5)
 1–2 times per week 254 (21.8)
 1–3 times per month 109 (9.3)
 Occasionally 155 (13.3)
 Never 113 (9.7)
Gout characteristics:  
 Duration, years (mean, (SD)) 11.9 (12.1)
 Current attack 132 (11.6)
 Number of attacks in last 12 months:  
  0 398 (35.4)
  1–2 418 (37.2)
  ≥3 307 (27.3)
 Oligo/polyarticular attacks 436 (38.6)
 Current allopurinol use 630 (56.3)
 Tophi 25 (2.3)b
 Highest SUA (mean (SD), μmol/l) 441 (116)b,c
  1. BMI body mass index, SD standard deviation, SUA serum uric acid
  2. aIncludes those who are off work sick for less than 6 months, in education, looking after the home/children
  3. bIn those with permission to access medical records (n = 1079)
  4. cin 461 people with one or more measurement of uric acid recorded