Skip to main content

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 1/2017

Sex differences in gout characteristics: tailoring care for women and men

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders > Ausgabe 1/2017
Leslie R. Harrold, Carol J. Etzel, Allan Gibofsky, Joel M. Kremer, Michael H. Pillinger, Kenneth G. Saag, Naomi Schlesinger, Robert Terkeltaub, Vanessa Cox, Jeffrey D. Greenberg
Wichtige Hinweise

Electronic supplementary material

The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​s12891-017-1465-9) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.



To characterize the differences between women and men with gout.


We analyzed a US national cohort of gout patients cared for by rheumatologists.


Compared with the 1012 men with gout, women with gout (n = 262) were older (71 vs. 61 years, p < 0.001) and had a greater burden of comorbid conditions (p < 0.001 for hypertension, diabetes, renal disease and obesity). Risk factors for gout differed with women more often taking diuretics (p < 0.001), while men more frequently had dietary triggers (p < 0.05).


The profiles of women and men with gout are markedly different, suggesting a need to tailor treatment recommendations.
Additional file 1: Table S1. Baseline characteristics. (DOCX 15 kb)
Additional file 2: Table S2. Dosing of urate-lowering therapies among eligible patients. (DOCX 12 kb)
Additional file 3: Figure S1. Comparison of the dietary servings among women and men with gout. The p values represent adjusted analyses adjusting for age, BMI, duration of gout, comorbidity burden [hypertension, diabetes, renal disease, hyperlipidemia], HCTZ use, other diuretic use and current use of a urate-lowering drug. (TIF 320 kb)
Über diesen Artikel

Weitere Artikel der Ausgabe 1/2017

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 1/2017 Zur Ausgabe

Neu im Fachgebiet Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie

Mail Icon II Newsletter

Bestellen Sie unseren kostenlosen Newsletter Update Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie und bleiben Sie gut informiert – ganz bequem per eMail.