Published: 2018-12-26

Correlation nutritional status with uric acid level in Minangkabau men ethnicity

Desmawati Desmawati, Yuniar Lestari, Ulya Uti Fasrini, Delmi Sulastri


Background: Hyperuricemia is a predictor of metabolic syndrome influenced by many factors, one of which is nutritional status. A highly prevalence overweight and obesity in ethnic Minangkabau is quite high which can increase the prevalence of hyperuricemia. This study aims to determine the relationship of nutritional status intake with Minangkabau ethnic male uric acid levels.

Methods: This study used a cross-sectional design, done in August to November 2016. Nutritional status was obtained through the measurement of body mass index (BMI) based on height and weight. The uric acid level examined in the Prodia laboratory. Data were analyzed by using chi-square test.

Results: Most of subject were obesities. A total of 21% subjects suffers hyperuricemia. Statistic test results showed that there was a significant relationship between nutritional status and serum uric acid levels (p <0.0001).

Conclusions: There was a significant relationship between nutritional status and serum uric acid levels in Minangkabau ethnic men in Padang city.


Minangkabau, Nutritional status, Obesity, Uric acid

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