High prevalence of gouty arthritis among the hmong population in Minnesota

Andrew J. Portis, Mark Laliberte, Penny Tatman, Maikia Moua, Kathleen Culhane-Pera, Naim M. Maalouf, Khashayar Sakhaee

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Objective. The prevalence of gout is on the rise worldwide, especially among newly industrialized populations. We evaluated the prevalence of gout in the recently established Hmong of Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) compared with that in non-Hmong populations. Methods. The prevalence of self-reported gout in the Hmong population was estimated from 2 cross-sectional community surveys and compared with national data extrapolated from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The prevalence of physician-diagnosed gout in Hmong and non-Hmong MSP residents was separately estimated from the diagnosis codes of 11 MSP primary care clinics. Results. The prevalence of self-reported gout among MSP Hmong was 2-fold higher than in the general US population (6.5% versus 2.9%; P < 0.001). Although women of both groups reported gout at a rate of 1.9%, Hmong men were significantly more likely than their non-Hmong counterparts to report gout (11.5% versus 4.1%; P < 0.001). Similar results were observed when investigating physician-diagnosed gout in MSP (2.8% Hmong versus 1.5% non-Hmong; P < 0.001). No difference was observed between the women of the 2 groups (0.8% versus 0.7%; P = 0.833), whereas Hmong men were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with gout compared with their non-Hmong counterparts (6.1% versus 2.5%; P < 0.001). Among Hmong men, advancing age was associated with a considerably higher likelihood of being diagnosed with gout. Conclusion. A significant association is observed between Hmong ethnicity and gout, both self-reported and physician diagnosed. This unique population may provide an opportunity to further our understanding of the pathophysiology of gout.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1386-1391
Number of pages6
JournalArthritis Care and Research
Volume62
Issue number10
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StatePublished - Oct 2010

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High prevalence of gouty arthritis among the hmong population in Minnesota. / Portis, Andrew J.; Laliberte, Mark; Tatman, Penny; Moua, Maikia; Culhane-Pera, Kathleen; Maalouf, Naim M.; Sakhaee, Khashayar.

In: Arthritis Care and Research, Vol. 62, No. 10, 10.2010, p. 1386-1391.

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Portis, Andrew J. ; Laliberte, Mark ; Tatman, Penny ; Moua, Maikia ; Culhane-Pera, Kathleen ; Maalouf, Naim M. ; Sakhaee, Khashayar. / High prevalence of gouty arthritis among the hmong population in Minnesota. In: Arthritis Care and Research. 2010 ; Vol. 62, No. 10. pp. 1386-1391.
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