Ethnic variation of uric acid level among population in greater Kamrup district

AUTHOR(s) : Doungel Nomi, Borah Pollov, Thakuria KD
DOI No. : 10.31741/ijhrmlp.v5.i2.2019.8

In about 16th century gout sounded like a disease out of a novel. Purine leads to a high level of uric acid which are deposited in the joints and causing the attack of gout. Gout which is the disease since antiquity is an acute, often recurrent arthritis mediated by the crystallization. Genetic or other influences are important modulator for the serum uric acid level. Many studies have been conducted worldwide to identify the risk factors for hyperuricemia including ethnic, enzymatic and environmental predisposition. Materials and methods: The present study was conducted among different communities in Greater Kamrup District. Samples were collected by stratified random sampling technique. Communities selected were Ahom; Adivasi; Bodo, Bengali, Karbi, Manipuri, and Marwari. Serum uric acid level in different communities was evaluated and compared. Results: Uric acid level of Boro community is higher in comparisons to other communities. The uric acid level of Ahom community is found higher in comparison to Manipuri, Bengali, Adivasi, and Marwari. Sex wise uric acid level is high in case of males 5.69 mg/dl, compared to females 4.95mg/d1. Conclusion: From the present study, it can be concluded that different communities of Greater Kamrup district depict different uric acid levels and association with sex. This finding can be associated with the dietary habits of different communities. It can be placed in the context of overall health promotion, disease prevention and disease treatment with appropriate attention to nutritional needs in different communities.

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