Table 3

 Treatment differences between women and men with gout

Treatments for gout (receipt of ⩾1 prescription of the following)MenWomenUnadjustedAdjusted*
n%n%OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
*Adjusted for age, number of encounters with a gout diagnosis, gout-associated comorbidities (including hypertension, dyslipidaemia, coronary heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, diabetes mellitus, nephrolithiasis, renal insufficiency and renal failure), use of diuretics and health plan.
Non-selective NSAID379176798690.69 (0.60 to 0.80)0.95 (0.80 to 1.11)
Selective NSAID2495111102.01 (1.59 to 2.54)1.68 (1.29 to 2.18)
Non-acetylated salicylates1914114102.74 (2.15 to 3.48)1.99 (1.54 to 2.58)
Narcotics233647698601.71 (1.50 to 1.95)1.44 (1.24 to 1.67)
Colchicine220344567491.21 (1.06 to 1.37)1.07 (0.93 to 1.24)
Uricosuric drug20145751.23 (0.91 to 1.66)1.16 (0.84 to 1.61)
Allopurinol279256647560.99 (0.87 to 1.13)0.78 (0.67 to 0.90)
Glucocorticoids163133488421.49 (1.31 to 1.70)1.30 (1.12 to 1.50)