Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of sample

Men (%) (n=29)Women (%) (n=14)Total (%) (n=43)
Age group at interview (years)
 30–494 (14)3 (21)7 (16)
 50–6916 (56)7 (50)23 (54)
 70–899 (31)4 (28)13 (30)
Age group at diagnosis (years)
 <301 (3)1 (7)2 (5)
 30–4919 (66)4 (29)23 (53)
 50–699 (31)7 (50)16 (37)
 70–892 (14)2 (5)
Time since diagnosis (years)
 1–54 (14)6 (43)10 (23)
 6–102 (7)4 (29)6 (14)
 11–156 (21)3 (21)9 (21)
 ≥1617 (59)1 (7)18 (42)
Ethnicity/nationality
 White British27 (93)13 (92)40 (92)
 Asian British2 (7)1 (7)3 (7)
Geographical location
 England28 (97)11 (79)39 (91)
 Scotland2 (14)2 (5)
 Wales1 (3)1 (7)2 (5)
Living arrangements
 Living alone2 (7)4 (29)6 (14)
 Living with one other person20 (69)6 (43)26 (60)
 Living with more than one other person7 (24)4 (29)11 (26)
Marital status
 Married/long-term partner27 (93)9 (64)36 (84)
 Single2 (14)2 (5)
 Divorced/separated2 (14)2 (5)
 Widowed2 (7)1 (7)3 (7)
Current work status
 Retired16 (55)9 (64)25 (58)
 Full-time work6 (21)5 (36)11 (26)
 Part time work5 (17)5 (12)
 Student (higher education)1 (3)1 (2)
 Not working for health reasons1 (3)1 (2)
Attacks in past 12 months
 010 (3)4 (29)14 (33)
 1–416 (55)6 (43)22 (51)
 5–91 (3)1 (7)2 (5)
 ≥102 (7)3 (21)5 (12)
Recruitment source
 Newspaper/magazine/newsletter/email advertisement5 (17)4 (29)9 (21)
 Research team colleagues/personal contacts3 (10)1 (7)4 (9)
 Advertisement seen by participant's friend/colleague6 (21)5 (36)11 (26)
 Local radio3 (10)1 (7)4 (9)
 Online gout forum/website3 (10)2 (14)5 (12)
 Patient group4 (14)4 (9)
 Health professional2 (7)1 (7)3 (7)
 Internet search1 (3)1 (2)
 More than one source (newspaper and radio)1 (3)1 (2)
 Unknown1 (3)1 (2)