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Sex-specific in the relationship between hyperuricemia and pulse pressure in non-diabetic Korean adults: the 2017 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

  • Kyu Su Lee1
  • Jae Min Lee2
  • Chang Gi Kong3
  • Cho Hee Park4
  • Hyun Yoon5

1Department of Radiological Science, Hanlyo University, 57764 Gwangyangsi, South Korea

2Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Gwangju Health University, 62287 Gwangsan-gu, South Korea

3Department of Radiology, Cheomdan Hospital, 62274 Gwangsan-gu, South Korea

4Department of global Medical Beauty, Konyang University, 32992 Nonsan-si, South Korea

5Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Wonkwang Health Science University, 54538 Iksan-si, South Korea

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.064

Submitted: 12 March 2021 Accepted: 23 March 2021

Online publish date: 01 July 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Hyun Yoon E-mail: yh9074@yahoo.co.kr

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Abstract

Background and objective: The present study assesses the relationship between hyperuricemia and pulse pressure (PP) in non-diabetic Korean adults.

Material and methods: Data from 5122 subjects (2251 men and 2871 women) in the seventh Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES VII-2, 2017) were analyzed.

Results: Systolic blood pressure (SBP) and PP were significant factors determining the odds ratios (ORs) for hyperuricemia (uric acid ≥7.0 mg/dL in men or ≥6.0 mg/dL in women) in men and the overall population. In women, SBP, diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and PP were not significant factors determining the OR for hyperuricemia. After adjusting for related variables, the OR of hyperuricemia was significantly higher in the high PP group (PP >60.0 mmHg) for men (OR, 1.760; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.152--2.688) and the overall population (OR, 1.557; 95% CI, 1.132--2.140) compared with the normal PP group, but this trend was not seen in women (OR, 1.060; 95% CI, 0.646--1.740).

Conclusions: Hyperuricemia was positively associated with PP in non-diabetic Korean men but not in women.

Keywords

Uric acid; Pulse pressure; Systolic blood pressure; Gender difference; Non-diabetic population

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Kyu Su Lee,Jae Min Lee,Chang Gi Kong,Cho Hee Park,Hyun Yoon. Sex-specific in the relationship between hyperuricemia and pulse pressure in non-diabetic Korean adults: the 2017 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Journal of Men's Health. 2021.doi:10.31083/jomh.2021.064.

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