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Table 1 Demographics of nominal group participants (n = 44)

From: Gout and sexual function: patient perspective of how gout affects personal relationships and intimacy

  N (%), unless otherwise specified
Age in years, mean (SD) 61.7 (12.2)
Sex, male (%) 22 (50%)
Race/ethnicity
 White 14 (32%)
 African-American 30 (68%)
Education level
 High School graduate 13 (29%)
 Some college or technical/vocational training 10 (23%)
 College Degree: Bachelors and beyond 21 (48%)
Marital Status
 Divorced 8 (18%)
 Married 21 (48%)
 Separated 3 (7%)
 Single 6 (14%)
 Widowed 6 (14%)
Employment status
 Employed 4 (9%)
 Homemaker 4 (9%)
 Out of work 5 (11%)
 Retired 19 (43%)
 Self-employed 3 (7%)
 Unable to work 9 (20%)
Disease duration in yearsa, mean (SD) 11.8 (11.8)
Current medications to treat goutb
 Allopurinol (with or without prednisone) 16 (36%)
 Allopurinol + colchicine (with or without pain medication) 17 (41%)
 Allopurinol + colchicine + prednisone (with or without pain medication) 1 (2%)
 Pain medications (NSAIDs or narcotics) with or without prednisone 2 (5%)
 Allopurinol + febuxostat 1 (2%)
 Febuxostat (with or without prednisone) 3 (8%)
 Febuxostat + colchicine + prednisone + narcotics 2 (5%)
 None 1 (2%)
Current use of natural supplements for goutb
 None 23 (53%)
 Cherry extract or concentrate 3 (7%)
 Cherry juice 10 (23%)
 Multivitamin or Vitamin B or Vitamin D 7 (17%)
Number of gout flares in the last 6 monthsb
 None 17 (39%)
 One 3 (8%)
 Two 10 (23%)
 Three to five 5 (12%)
 Six or more 8 (18%)
  1. a2 participants or b1 participant each did not respond to these questions; Percentages are rounded off, so may not add up exactly to 100%; NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; SD, standard deviation