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Table 6 Prevalence of hyperuricemia and gout in China

From: Rheumatic Diseases in China

Site of survey [ref.] Location Age (Years) Time Number Hyperuricaemiaa (%) Gout (%)
Four cities [5] Urban ≥20 1980 502 M 1.4/F 1.3 0
Beijing [11] Urban 40 to 58 1988 2,013 M 15.4/F 11.3  
Beijing [11] Rural 40 to 58 1988 1,507 M 11.0/F 8.4  
Qingdao [36] Urban ≥20 2002 2,023 M 32.1/F 21.8 0.36
Nanjing [37] Urban ≥20 2003 7,888 M 13.8/F 6.1 0.67
Shanghai [26] Urban ≥15 1997 2,037 M 14.2/F 7.1 0.34
Taiwan [24] Island ≥19 1996 5,707 M 42.1/F 27.4 1.98
Taiwan [22] mountain ≥18b 1994 342 M 53.8/F 30.7 11.7
Taiyuan [41] Urban ≥16 2004 3,915   0.15
Shanghai [3] Urban ≥16 1992 2,010   0.2
Shanghai [28] Urban ≥15 1998 6,584   0.22
Shantou [17] Urban ≥16 1992 1,722   0.17
Shantou [23] Urban ≥16 1995 2,040   0.15
Shantou [29] Urban ≥16 1999 1,818   0.26
Taiwan [19] Urban ≥20 1992 3,000   0.67
Taiwan [19] Suburban ≥20 1992 3,000   0.67
Taiwan [19] Rural ≥20 1992 2,998   0.16
  1. aMale (M) ≥ 7.0 mg/dl, female (F) ≥ 6.0 mg/dl. bAborigines.