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Table 1 Demographic and medical characteristics. Data are presented as mean (SD) unless otherwise specified

From: Spatiotemporal gait parameters and plantar pressure distribution during barefoot walking in people with gout and asymptomatic hyperuricemia: comparison with healthy individuals with normal serum urate concentrations

Variable Normouricemic control Gout Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia
N 34 24 29
Gender, male, n (%) 34 (100 %) 24 (100 %) 29 (100 %)
Age, years 58 (14) 58 (13) 58 (19)
Ethnicity, n (%) European 30 (88 %) Māori 1 (3 %) Pacific 0 (0 %) Asian 3 (9 %) European 14 (58 %) Māori 1 (4 %) Pacific 5 (21 %) Asian 4 (17 %) European 24 (83 %) Māori 0 (0 %) Pacific 3 (10 %) Asian 2 (7 %)
BMI, kg/m2 25.0 (2.9) 30.2 (4.0)† 29.3 (5.9)†
Diuretic use, n (%) 4 (12 %) 3 (12 %) 7 (24 %)
Hypertension, n (%) 9 (26 %) 17 (70 %)† 16 (55 %)†
Cardiovascular disease, n (%) 1 (3 %) 7 (29 %)† 5 (17 %)
Diabetes, n (%) 2 (6 %) 4 (17 %) 1 (3 %)
Loss of protective sensation, n (%) Right 1 (3 %) Left 1 (3 %) Right 4 (17 %) Left 6 (25 %) Right 4 (14 %) Left 4 (14 %)
Serum urate 0.32 (0.06) mmol/L 5.3 (1.0) mg/dL 0.35 (0.10) mmol/L 5.8 (1.7) mg/dL 0.46 (0.05) mmol/L† 7.6 (0.8) mg/dL
  1. †Significantly different from normouricemic control group (p < 0.05)