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Blood uric acid in executives
  1. W. H. Phoon,
  2. G. Pincherle
  1. Industrial Health Unit, Ministry of Labour, Singapore
  2. BUPA Medical Centre Ltd, 210 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 9TA


    Phoon, W. H., and Pincherle, G. (1972).Brit. J. industr. Med.,29, 334-337. Blood uric acid in executives. The mean blood uric acid in over 7000 male executives was found to be 5·96 mg/100 ml (standard deviation 1·12). This was significantly higher than the mean level (4·64 mg/100 ml) in 778 females from the same social background. The women showed a rise in mean level with age which was not found in the men. In the men, significant correlations were found with haemoglobin level, cholesterol level, electrocardiographic findings, relative weight, and stated alcohol consumption. These results and the importance of blood uric acid determinations in a screening programme are discussed.

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