Table 3.

Risk and frequency of gout flares by SUA level.

< 6 mg/dlSUA Level 6-8.99 mg/dl≥ 9 mg/dlTotal
Total no. gout patients6331,1734312,237
Frequency of flares within 12 months among gout patients with at least one flare, %
  1 flare70.062.760.063.3
  2 flares19.423.623.822.9
  ≥ 3 flares10.613.816.213.8
Gout patients with at least one flare, %
  Within 3 mo13.723.331.822.2
  Within 6 mo18.831.342.529.9
  Within 12 mo26.943.454.540.9
No. flares within 12 months among gout patients with at least one flare, mean (SD)1.5 (0.8)1.6 (0.9)1.7 (1.2)1.6 (1.0)