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Table 1 Clinical and demographic data of the study populations

From: Joint and tendon subclinical involvement suggestive of gouty arthritis in asymptomatic hyperuricemia: an ultrasound controlled study

Parameter Hyperuricemic (n= 50) Normouricemic (n= 52) Pvalue
Mean age ± SD, yr 55.7 ± 16.6 47.3 ± 10.9 0.003
Male gender, n (%) 33 (66%) 35 (67%) NS
Serum urate, mg/dL (mean ± SD) 8.1 ± 0.9 5.47 ± 0.90 <0.0001
Associated diseases    
   Hypertension, n 24 (48%) 0 <0.0001
   Diabetes mellitus, n 13 (26%) 0 <0.0001
   Hyperlipidemia, n 8 (16%) 0 0.002
  1. SD, standard deviation; NS, not significant.