Gout more common in Australia: study
Gout is more common in Australia than in the US, New Zealand, UK and parts of Europe, new research shows.
The prevalence of gout in Australia is about 5%, according to a longitudinal study of more than 4000 adults (see infograph below).
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In contrast, the prevalence of gout is about 4% in the US, 3% in New Zealand, and 1% in the UK and Italy.
The Australian study shows that gout affects