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Table 3 Characteristics of postmenopausal women in the NHANES III according to postmenopausal hormone use

From: Menopause, postmenopausal hormone use and serum uric acid levels in US women – The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Variable Never Past use Current
Participants, n 2446 607 453
Age (years) 64 63 56
Body mass index (kg/m2) 28 27 26
Diuretic use (%) 18 18 16
Hypertension (%) 43 48 34
Alcohol intake (servings/day) 0.1 0.1 0.2
Total meat intake (servings/day) 0.9 0.9 0.9
Seafood intake (servings/day) 0.2 0.2 0.2
Dairy food intake (servings/day) 1.4 1.5 1.3
Sweetened soft drink intake (servings/day) 0.3 0.2 0.2
Coffee intake (servings/day) 1.2 1.2 1.3
Uric acid drug usea (%) 1.4 0.4 1.4
Creatinine (mg/dl) 1.0 1.0 1.0
  1. Data are presented incorporating sample weights and adjusted for clusters and strata of the complex sample design of NHANES III. aAllopurinol and uricosuric agents.