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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients with clinical diagnosis of gout

From: What is the diagnostic value of dual-energy computed tomography in patients with clinical diagnosis of gout?

Variable DECT (+)
(n = 64)
DECT (−)
(n = 84)
p
Age (years) 71 (68.3–74) 71 (62.3–74) 0.122
Male sex 63 (98.4) 80 (95.2) 0.390
Comorbidity
 Hypertension 43 (67.2) 47 (56.0) 0.165
 Diabetes mellitus 12 (18.8) 19 (22.6) 0.567
 Renal insufficiency 29 (45.3) 20 (23.8) 0.006
 Cardiovascular disease 15 (23.4) 18 (21.4) 0.771
 Alcohol intake 4 (6.2) 11 (13.1) 0.172
Disease duration (months) 38.5 (3.3–120) 5 (1.3–33.3) < 0.001
Frequency of attack
 First attack 21 (32.8) 43 (51.2) 0.025
 Three or more attacks/year 11 (17.2) 11 (13.1) 0.488
Symptomatic joints
 First MTP 44 (68.8) 54 (64.3) 0.569
 Midfoot 11 (17.2) 18 (21.4) 0.520
 Ankle 8 (9.8) 8 (10.8) 0.828
 Knee 1 (1.6) 3 (3.6) 0.634
 Hand 0 (0) 5 (6.0) 0.070
Uric acid (mg/dL) 8.7 (7.7–9.5) 8.1 (6.8–9.1) 0.013
GFR (ml/min/1.73m2) 58 (49–68.8) 67 (55–85.8) 0.005
  1. Values are presented as number (%), or median (interquartile range)
  2. DECT dual-energy computed tomography, MTP metatarsophalangeal, GFR Glomerular Filtration Rate