Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 233–239 | Cite as

Relationship between lifestyle choices and hyperuricemia in Chinese men and women

  • Li Liu
  • Shanshan Lou
  • Ke Xu
  • Zhaowei Meng
  • Qing Zhang
  • Kun Song
Original Article


We aimed to explore correlations between lifestyle choices and hyperuricemia in a large Chinese population, emphasizing the differences from opposite sex. Ten thousand four hundred fifty subjects were randomly recruited from Tianjin municipality in China. Hyperuricemia was defined as serum uric acid >420 μmol/L for men and >360 μmol/L for women. Demographic data, highest education degree, work type, commuting means, smoking and drinking status, exercise frequency, and quantitative assessments of dietary factors were collected. Anthropometric measurements and fasting blood tests were performed. Statistical analyses were conducted. Total hyperuricemic prevalence was 12.89 %, with male significantly higher than female. Body mass index, waist circumference, serum indices, and age displayed high correlation coefficients, and most lifestyle factors also showed significant correlations as well. Binary logistic regression models showed odds ratio of developing hyperuricemia were much greater in males than in females by eating habits. However, physical activity-related lifestyle choices tended to cast much greater influences on the likelihood of hyperuricemia in females. Lifestyle choices and hyperuricemia are closely related. For males, eating habits have greater influences on the likelihood of developing hyperuricemia. For females, lifestyle factors like work type, commuting method, and exercise have such effects.


Eating habits Hyperuricemia Lifestyle Physical activity Serum uric acid 



This investigation was supported by Tianjin Science and Technology Committee Foundation grants 11ZCGYSY05700 and 10JCZDJC19000, China National Natural Science Foundation grant 30900376, Tianjin Medical University Scientific Research grant 2008KY20, and Tianjin Medical University New Century Excellent Talent Program (awarded to Zhaowei Meng).

Young and Middle-aged Innovative Talent Training Program from Tianjin Education Committee (awarded to Zhaowei Meng).




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Liu
    • 1
  • Shanshan Lou
    • 2
  • Ke Xu
    • 3
  • Zhaowei Meng
    • 4
  • Qing Zhang
    • 1
  • Kun Song
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Health ManagementTianjin Medical University General HospitalTianjinPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Journal Press CenterTianjin Normal UniversityTianjinPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Tianjin Key Laboratory of Lung Cancer Metastasis and Tumor MicroenviromentTianjin Lung Cancer InstituteTianjinPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Department of Nuclear MedicineTianjin Medical University General HospitalTianjinPeople’s Republic of China

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