Korean J Fam Pract.  2020 Feb;10(1):39-43. 10.21215/kjfp.2020.10.1.39.

The Relation of High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein with Hyperuricemia: Using Health Examination Data at One Medical Institution’s Health Examination Center (2016–2017)

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Family Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea
  • 2Department of Family Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Seoul, Korea
  • 3Department of Family Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Gumi Hospital, Gumi, Korea

Abstract

Background
Several studies have shown that elevated serum uric acid levels are associated with cardiovascular disease. High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) has been shown to be a measure of the severity and prognosis of cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of hs-CRP with hyperuricemia.
Methods
From March 2016 to November 2017, a total of 26,987 patients who received a health check-up at a Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Korea, were enrolled. Foreigners, patients who had hs-CRP score greater than 10 or white blood cell score greater than 10,000, those who did not respond sincerely, those who had previously been diagnosed with gout and cerebrovascular disease, and females were excluded. Data were collected from 2,808 patients.
Results
The subjects were divided into four sections by 25th percentile, 50th percentile, 75th percentile, and 100th percentile based on the distribution of hs-CRP. Serum hs-CRP levels were 1.85 (1.34–2.56), 2.59 (1.90–3.54), and 3.64 (2.70–4.93) respectively in the second, third, and fourth quartiles based on the first quartile. The odds ratios were 1.46 (1.05–2.03), 1.76 (1.27–2.45), and 2.27 (1.64–3.14) after adjusting the disturbance variables of age, body mass index, smoking status, and regular exercise.
Conclusion
In this study, we evaluated the relationship between serum hs-CRP and hyperuricemia, which are the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and found statistically significant correlations. These results were still significant after adjusting for age, smoking, exercise, and body mass index.

Keyword

Hyperuricemia; High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein; Cardiovascular Risk Factors; Body Mass Index; Smoking; Exercise
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