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High prevalence of gouty arthritis among the Hmong population in Minnesota

TitleHigh prevalence of gouty arthritis among the Hmong population in Minnesota
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsPortis, AJ, Laliberte, M, Tatman, P, Moua, M, Culhane-Pera, K, Maalouf, NM, Sakhaee, K
JournalArthritis Care Res (Hoboken)Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)
Date PublishedOct
ISBN Number2151-4658 (Electronic)<br/>2151-464X (Linking)
Accession Number20506247
KeywordsAdult, Aged, Arthritis, Gouty/ diagnosis/epidemiology/ ethnology, Asian Americans/ ethnology, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Laos/epidemiology/ethnology, Male, Middle Aged, Minnesota/epidemiology/ethnology, Prevalence
AbstractOBJECTIVE: The prevalence of gout is on the rise worldwide, especially among newly industrialized populations. We evaluated the prevalence of gout in the recently established Hmong of Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) compared with that in non-Hmong populations. METHODS: The prevalence of self-reported gout in the Hmong population was estimated from 2 cross-sectional community surveys and compared with national data extrapolated from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The prevalence of physician-diagnosed gout in Hmong and non-Hmong MSP residents was separately estimated from the diagnosis codes of 11 MSP primary care clinics. RESULTS: The prevalence of self-reported gout among MSP Hmong was 2-fold higher than in the general US population (6.5% versus 2.9%; P
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