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Serum Uric Acid Levels in England and Scotland

  • J. T. Scott
  • R. A. Sturge
  • A. C. Kennedy
  • D. P. Hart
  • W. Watson Buchanan
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 76B)

Abstract

The prevalences of gout and of hyperuricaemia are know to vary considerably between population groups in different parts of the world (Healey & Hall, 1970). Exactly 100 years ago, A. B. Garrod wrote that gout was far less common in Scotland than in England, a view which continues to be held, though supportive data have never been presented. Most authorities consider the presence of hyperuricaemia, in the absence of recent hypouricaemic therapy, to be mandatory for a diagnosis of gout and it was therefore decided to compare serum uric acid levels between adults in England and Scotland. At the same time the opportunity was taken to investigate other factors which are possibly related to serum uric acid levels, such as physique, blood urea and social class.

Keywords

Uric Acid Social Class Serum Uric Acid Uric Acid Level Serum Uric Acid Level 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. T. Scott
    • 1
  • R. A. Sturge
    • 1
  • A. C. Kennedy
    • 2
  • D. P. Hart
    • 3
  • W. Watson Buchanan
    • 2
  1. 1.Kennedy Institute of RheumatologyLondonUK
  2. 2.Centre for Rheumatic DiseasesGlasgowUK
  3. 3.University of BirminghamUK

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