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Association Between High-Sensitivity C-reactive Protein and Hyperuricemia


Association Between High-Sensitivity C-reactive Protein and Hyperuricemia

Tuo Yang et al. Rheumatol Int.


The aim of the study was to examine the cross-sectional association between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and hyperuricemia (HU). The hsCRP was measured by latex turbidity method. Uric acid was detected on Beckman Coulter AU 5800. HU was defined as uric acid ≥416 μmol/L for the male population and ≥360 μmol/L for the female population. A multivariable logistic analysis model was applied to test the association after adjusting for a number of potential confounding factors. A total of 1935 subjects were included in this study. According to the multivariable regression model, the relative odds of the prevalence of HU were increased by 0.56 times in the third quintile (OR 1.56, 95 % CI 1.03-2.38, P = 0.04), 0.55 times in the fourth quintile (OR 1.55, 95 % CI 1.01-2.36, P = 0.04) and 0.96 times in the fifth quintile (OR 1.96, 95 % CI 1.29-2.98, P < 0.01) of hsCRP comparing with the lowest quintile, and P for trend was smaller than 0.01. In the male population, a positive association existed in the highest quintile of hsCRP (OR 1.66, 95 % CI 1.04-2.66, P = 0.04), and P for trend was 0.07. In the female population, the multivariable-adjusted ORs (95 % CI) of HU in the fourth and fifth quintile of hsCRP were 3.02 (95 % CI 1.09-8.35, P = 0.03) and 3.66 (95 % CI 1.36-9.89, P = 0.01), respectively, and P for trend was smaller than 0.01. The findings of this cross-sectional study suggest that the hsCRP level is positively associated with the prevalence of HU. Level of evidence Cross-sectional study, Level III.

Keywords: Cross-sectional study; High-sensitivity C-reactive protein; Hyperuricemia.

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