Table 3

Frequency of attacks per quarter

Time0–3 Months3–6 Months6–9 Months9–12 Months
No of attacks68614935
No of people43383128
  • Sixty-five per cent reported fewer attacks than the previous year, 13% reported the same number and 22% reported more attacks (mean 2.7 more attacks than the previous year). The group with more attacks had a higher mean baseline serum uric acid compared with the whole group (482 (92) vs 456 (98) µmol/l) and a greater percentage had tophi at baseline (33% vs 16%).