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Table 1 Fictional depictions of characters with gout in film and television episodes with characters with gout (n=36 films and television episodes; one episode had two characters with gout)

From: “An apple pie a day does not keep the doctor away”: Fictional depictions of gout in contemporary film and television

  Total
N=37
Historical setting
N=18a
Modern-day setting
N=19
Male 32/37, 86% 16/18, 89% 16/19, 84%
Female 5/37, 14% 2/18, 11% 3/19, 16%
Protagonist 25/37, 68% 9/18, 50% 16/19, 84%
Antagonist 10/37, 27% 6/18, 33% 4/19, 21%
Neither protagonist nor antagonist 2/37, 5% 2/18, 11% 0, 0%
Character has comorbidities 22/37, 59% 11/18, 61% 11/19, 58%
Overweight/obese 14/37, 38% 6/18, 33% 8/19, 42%
Old age 13/37, 35% 6/18, 33% 7/19, 37%
Noble person/aristocrat 12/37, 32% 11/18, 61% 1/19, 5%
Gout painful 28/37, 76% 15/18, 83% 13/19, 68%
Gout affects mobility 16/37, 43% 12/18, 67% 4/19, 21%
Gout prevents attendance at an event 8/37, 22% 3/18, 17% 5/19, 26%
Gout affects work 5/37, 14% 2/18, 11% 3/19, 16%
  1. aOne episode had two characters with gout, these were counted separately