Table 1.

Characteristics at diagnosis of Olmsted County, Minnesota, residents with incident gout, 1989–1992 and 2009–2010. Values in table are n (%) or mean ± SD.

Characteristics1989–1992, n = 1582009–2010, n = 271
Age at diagnosis, yrs59.33 ± 17.960.03 ± 17.0
Sex, male116 (73)196 (72)
Length of followup, yrs4.13 (1.6)4.23 (1.2)
Serum uric acid level, mg/dl8.03 (1.8)8.23 (2.0)
Body mass index, kg/m228.63 ± 5.332.03 ± 6.8
Kidney disease18 (11)86 (32)