The epidemiology of hyperuricaemia and gout in Taiwan aborigines.
To determine the prevalence of hyperuricaemia, gout and gout-related factors in Central Taiwan Atayal aborigines, 342 subjects over 18 yr old were interviewed and examined.
A questionnaire was designed to screen for signs and symptoms of gout and gout-related risk factors.
Serum uric acid, triglyceride and creatinine were measured in all subjects.
The prevalence of hyperuricaemia was 41.4% and that of gout 11.7% in aborigines.
The uric acid level was 7.9 ± 1.7 mg/dl in males and 5.7 ± 1.5 in females, and differed significantly under age 70 yr (P<0.001).
Significantly increased triglyceride, creatinine and alcoholism was found in gouty patients compared with non-gouty patients.
In 40 cases with gout, 54% had tophi and 35% of their first-degree relatives had gout.
The high prevalence of hyperuricaemia and gout in Taiwan Atayal aborigines, a significant family predisposition, increased creatinine level and alcoholism suggest multiple factors affecting the hyperuricaemia.
Mots-clés Pascal : Goutte(pathologie), Ethnie, Aborigène, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Taiwan, Asie, Symptomatologie, Analyse biochimique, Facteur risque, Homme, Urique acide, Métabolisme pathologie, Hyperuricémie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Arthropathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gout, Ethnic group, Aboriginal, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Taiwan, Asia, Symptomatology, Biochemical analysis, Risk factor, Human, Uric acid, Metabolic diseases, Hyperuricemia, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Arthropathy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0206863
Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 11/09/1998.