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Table 1 Characteristics of the full cohort by history of CVE at baseline

From: Asymptomatic hyperuricemia is not an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events or overall mortality in the general population of the Busselton Health Study

Characteristic or measure CVE history = no
(n = 3,475)
CVE history = yes
(n = 698)
Male gender (%) 44.3 44.7
Age (years) 47.8 (16.2) 62.1 (14.5)
Smoking
 Never (%) 53.6 49.4
 Ex (%) 32.1 43.4
 Current (%) 14.3 7.2
Alcohol
 Never (%) 6.8 7.2
 Ex (%) 7.9 14.6
 Light (%) 61.3 55.9
Mod/Heavy/Unknown (%) 24.1 22.3
Physical activity (mins/week) 275 (363) 206 (306)
Diet score (range 0 to 8) 3.15 (1.51) 3.35 (1.51)
BMI (kg/m2) 25.9 (4.1) 26.6 (4.1)
Systolic BP (mm Hg) 122 (17) 131 (21)
Diastolic BP (mm Hg) 74 (10) 76 (11)
Hypertension meds (%) 11.3 44.4
Cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.50 (1.09) 5.82 (1.09)
HDL (mmol/L) 1.40 (0.38) 1.37 (0.43)
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.24 (0.81) 1.54 (1.22)
Lipid meds (%) 1.5 8.0
Diabetes (%) 4.7 11.5
Gout history (%) 1.4 3.6
Diuretic use (%) 3.0 11.7
CRP (mg/L) 2.97 (7.73) 3.86 (10.21)
MDRD eGFR (mL/min/1.73 m2) 72.3 (13.1) 63.5 (14.4)
UA (mmol/L) 0.3108 (0.0806) 0.3353 (0.0921)
UA z-score −0.0345 (0.9722) 0.1173 (1.0649)
UA categorya
 Low (%) 39.6 35.2
 Medium (%) 51.1 48.3
 High (%) 9.4 16.5
Outcomes
Follow-up time (years) 15.4 (2.6) 13.6 (4.4)
Deaths 408 (11.7) 244 (35.0)
CVE deaths 155 (4.5) 118 (16.9)
CVE events 461 (13.3) 301 (43.1)
  1. Table shows mean (SD), percent or N (%)
  2. aLow (UA ≤ 0.30 in subjects ≥ 46 years, ≤ 0.24 in women < 46 years) Medium (0.30 < UA ≤ 0.42 in subjects ≥ 46 years, 0.24 < UA ≤ 0.36 in women < 46 years)
  3. High (UA > 0.42 in subjects ≥ 46 years, UA > 0.36 in women < 46 years)