Gout as a Risk Factor for Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Taiwanese Adults—A Population-Based Study in Taiwan

Min Huei Hsu, Chia An Hsu, Shih Chung Lai, Ju Chuan Yen

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摘要

The relationship between gout and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) was suggested in previous literature but has yet to be accepted fully among physicians. This study aimed to explore the effect of gout on the development of age-related macular degeneration in Taiwan. A retrospective cohort study was conducted using Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Database that includes a 2-million-persons dataset. The crude hazard ratio, Kaplan–Meier plot, and separate cox proportional hazard ratio were utilized to demonstrate the effect of gout on the development of age-related macular degeneration. The crude hazard ratio for gout patients developing AMD was 1.55 and the adjusted hazard ratio 1.20. In conclusion, gout is a risk factor for developing AMD, and achieving good disease management is therefore essential for preventing AMD from occurring.

原文英語
文章編號10142
期刊International journal of environmental research and public health
19
發行號16
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 8月 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 污染
  • 公共衛生、環境和職業健康
  • 健康、毒理學和誘變

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