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Table 2 Likely causal factors for ‘gout’ and ‘urate crystal arthritis’. Data are shown as mean (SD)

From: The impact of the illness label ‘gout’ on illness and treatment perceptions in Māori (Indigenous New Zealanders)

 Gout-labelled illnessUrate crystal arthritis-labelled illnessP
Diet4.2 (1.0)3.7 (1.0)0.003
Alcohol3.8 (1.3)3.5 (1.2)0.16
Own behaviour3.2 (1.3)3.2 (1.3)0.91
Aging3.5 (1.2)4.1 (0.9)0.001
Stress or worry3.2 (1.2)3.8 (1.1)0.003
Heredity3.4 (1.4)3.9 (0.9)0.005
Chance2.2 (1.3)3.1 (1.3)0.001
Pollution2.8 (1.2)3.3 (1.2)0.01
Germ or virus2.6 (1.2)2.9 (1.1)0.087