Table 4.

Odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) of risk of gout flares by SUA level. Control variables used in the regression are age, sex, index year, region, prior comorbidities (as in Table 2), and Deyo-Charlson comorbidity index. The reference group is a SUA level < 6 mg/dl.

Time Period from the SUA Date
SUA Level, mg/dlWithin 3 moWithin 6 moWithin 12 mo
< 6111
6–8.992.0 (1.5–2.5)2.0 (1.6–2.5)2.1 (1.7–2.6)
≥ 93.1 (2.3–4.3)3.4 (2.5–4.5)3.4 (2.6–4.4)
  • All odds ratios are statistically significant with p < 0.05.