Table 2

Personal behaviors and co-morbid conditions compared between hyperuricemic and non-hyperuricemic groups
Over all Hyperuricemia (−) Hyperuricemia (+)
(n = 11991) (n = 7289, % = 60.8) (n = 4702, % = 39.2) p-value
Smoker 4448(37.1%) 2725(37.4%) 1723(36.6%) 0.412
Drinker 3892(32.5%) 2251(30.9%) 1641(34.9%) <0.001**
Betel Nut Chewer 1545(12.9%) 992(13.6%) 553(11.8%) 0.003*
Betel nut non-chewer 10446(87.1%) 6279(86.4%) 4149(88.2%) 0.003*
CKD 2165(18.1%) 832(11.4%) 1333(28.3%) <0.001**
Overweight 6003(50.1%) 2777(59.1%) 3226(44.3%) <0.001**
Diabetes 1794(15.0%) 1211(16.6%) 583(12.4%) <0.001**
Hypertension 5437(45.3%) 2945(40.4%) 2492(53.0%) <0.001**
Hypercholesterolemia 114(1.0%) 74(1.0%) 40(0.9%) 0.365
Hypertriglyceridemia 85(0.7%) 49(0.7%) 36(0.8%) 0.552
Mixed hyperlipidemia 168(1.4%) 72(1.0%) 96(2.0%) <0.001**
Proteinuria 1381(11.5%) 724(9.9%) 657(14.0%) <0.001**

Results are expressed as n (%).

overweight denotes BMI > = 25.

*p-value < 0.01; **p-value < 0.001.

Tai et al.

Tai et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:1136   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1136

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