Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that develops when an excess of uric acid in the blood leads to deposits of uric acid crystals in one or more joints, causing inflammation.

  • Cat. no: PHE 259
Findings from this report:
  • 4.5% of Australians had gout in 2017–18, based on self-reported survey data. That is approximately 1.1 million people

  • Men are more likely to have gout than women—almost 8 in 10 (79%) people with gout are men