Prevalence of hyperuricemia in Sukkur; Pakistan: A cross sectional survey.
Objectives: To find out the frequency uric acid levels in Pakistani general population. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Setting: Hira Medical Centre Sukkur. Period: July 1 2018 to July 31, 2018. Materials and Methods: The survey for was conducted in various hospitals and clinics all over Pakistan. 900 numbers of questionnaires were distributed of which 801 numbers responded. Those who agreed to be part of this study were asked. Uric acid levels were assessed by using UASure Blood Uric Acid Monitoring System. Those with greater than 6 mg/dl were classified as hyperuricemia according to American college of Rheumatology. Descriptive analysis was performed with SPSS software version 23. Frequency of patients with hyperuricemia was calculated. Stratification with respect to gender and age was calculated via cross tabulation. Results: Out of 135 patients, 102 (75.5%) were male while 33 (25.5%) were female with mean ± SD age of 56.72 ± 12.24 years. The prevalence of hyperuricemia was 33.33% (n=45). Mean Uric acid levels were 6.12 ± 1.68 mg/dl. 31.3% (n=32) male and 39.3% (n=13) females were hyperuricemic. Conclusion: Prevalence of Hyperuricemia in Sukkur is alarming and efforts should be made to aware patients about the consequences of.