Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 1055–1062 | Cite as

Association between hyperuricemia and nontraditional adiposity indices

  • Xing Zhen Liu
  • Hui Hua Li
  • Shan HuangEmail author
  • Dong Bao ZhaoEmail author
Original Article



The association between several novel adiposity indices and hyperuricemia is inconclusive. Therefore, we aimed to investigate this association so as to provide theoretical support for the management of hyperuricemia in overweight/obese individuals.


A cross-sectional study was carried out among 174,698 adults. The values of body adiposity index (BAI), conicity index (CI), a body shape index (ABSI), body roundness index (BRI), visceral adiposity index (VAI), lipid accumulation product (LAP) index, and cardiometabolic index (CMI) were divided into four quartiles, and multivariate logistic analysis was used to analyze the association between them and hyperuricemia. Receiver operating characteristic curve and area under curve (AUC) were used to evaluate the power of predictions for hyperuricemia.


After adjusting for confounding variables, LAP and CMI exhibited stronger association with hyperuricemia than other indices. The odd ratio (OR) for hyperuricemia in the highest quartile of the LAP and CMI was 2.049 (CI 95% = 1.824–2.302) and 4.332(CI 95% = 3.938–4.765). The AUC value of LAP was 0.632 (95% CI = 0.626–0.637), p < 0.001; and the AUC value of CMI was 0.687 (95% CI = 0.682–0.692), p < 0.001. The optimal cutoff values of LAP and CMI were 26.21 and 0.485, respectively.


LAP and CMI, combination of WC and lipid parameters and reliable visceral adiposity indices, were strongly associated with hyperuricemia than other indices. So they could be potential monitoring indicators for hyperuricemia management in overweight/obese individuals.


Adiposity indices Hyperuricemia Obesity 



In the preparation and implementation of this study, we get a lot of selfless help. All of our authors thank all those who have helped us.

Funding information

This study was supported by grants from Shanghai Changning District Health Planning Commission Project (20144Y007) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (81671595).

Compliance with ethical standards

Ethical approval was obtained from the local ethics committee.




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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Army Convalescence AreaHangzhou Sanatorium of People’s Liberation ArmyHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of EndocrinologyTongren Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of MedicineShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Department of RheumatologyChanghai Hospital, Naval Military Medical University (The Second Military Medical University)ShanghaiChina

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