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Gout in immigrant groups: a cohort study in Sweden
Karolinska Inst, Div Family Med, Dept Neurobiol Care Sci & Soc, Alfred Nobels Alle 23, SE-14183 Huddinge, Sweden..
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiovascular epidemiology. Karolinska Inst, Div Family Med, Dept Neurobiol Care Sci & Soc, Alfred Nobels Alle 23, SE-14183 Huddinge, Sweden..
Lund Univ, Ctr Primary Hlth Care Res, Malmo, Sweden..
Univ Edinburgh, Usher Inst Populat Hlth Sci & Informat, Coll Med & Vet Med, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland..
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2017 (English)In: Clinical Rheumatology, ISSN 0770-3198, E-ISSN 1434-9949, Vol. 36, no 5, 1091-1102 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Our aim was to study the association between country of birth and incidence of gout in different immigrant groups in Sweden. The study population included the whole population of Sweden. Gout was defined as having at least one registered diagnosis in the National Patient Register. The association between incidence of gout and country of birth was assessed by Cox regression, with hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI), using Swedish-born individuals as referents. All models were conducted in both men and women, and the full model was adjusted for age, place of residence in Sweden, educational level, marital status, neighbourhood socio-economic status and co-morbidities. The risk of gout varied by country of origin, with highest estimates, compared to Swedish born, in fully adjusted models among men from Iraq (HR 1.82, 95% CI 1.54-2.16), and Russia (HR 1.69, 95% CI 1.26-2.27), and also high among men from Austria, Poland, Africa and Asian countries outside the Middle East; and among women from Africa (HR 2.23, 95% CI 1.50-3.31), Hungary (HR 1.98, 95% CI 1.45-2.71), Iraq (HR 1.76, 95% CI 1.13-2.74) and Austria (HR 1.70, 95% CI 1.07-2.70), and also high among women from Poland. The risk of gout was lower among men from Greece, Spain, Nordic countries (except Finland) and Latin America and among women from Southern Europe, compared to their Swedish counterparts. The increased risk of gout among several immigrant groups is likely explained by a high cardio-metabolic risk factor pattern needing attention.

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Springer London, 2017. Vol. 36, no 5, 1091-1102 p.
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First-generation immigrants, Gender, Gout, Neighbourhood, Second-generation immigrants, Socio-economic status
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Rheumatology and Autoimmunity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-322682DOI: 10.1007/s10067-016-3525-1ISI: 000399879000014PubMedID: 28091806OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-322682DiVA: diva2:1099272
Available from: 2017-05-29 Created: 2017-05-29 Last updated: 2017-05-29Bibliographically approved

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