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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of the patients with clinical diagnosis of gout (first attack)

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

Variable DECT (−)
(n = 43)
DECT (+)
(n = 21)
p
Age (years) 71 (59–74) 72 (68.5–80.5) 0.149
Male sex 41 (95.3) 21 (100) 1.000
Comorbidity
 Hypertension 23 (53.5) 15 (71.4) 0.170
 Diabetes mellitus 9 (20.9) 6 (28.6) 0.540
 Renal insufficiency 10 (23.3) 10 (47.6) 0.048
 Cardiovascular disease 10 (23.3) 4 (19.0) 1.000
Alcohol intake 6 (14.0) 2 (9.5) 1.000
Disease duration 2 (2–4) 2 (2–4.5) 0.457
First MTP 29 (67.4) 13 (61.9) 0.661
Uric acid 7.6 (6.4–8.5) 8.6 (7.4–9.5) 0.045
GFR 72 (33–86) 60 (49–74) 0.078
Erosion 1 (2.3) 8 (38.1) < 0.001
  1. Values are presented as number (%), or median (interquartile range)
  2. DECT dual-energy computed tomography, MTP metatarsophalangeal, GFR Glomerular Filtration Rate