Average health utilities of patients with gout and patients with other rheumatic diseases. Average health utilities are unadjusted values taken from 2010 US NHWS (red) and the current study (orange). Error bars represent standard error of the mean. Mean utility for gout with 6+ flares and tophi is significantly worse than all comparison conditions, p < 0.05. RA: rheumatoid arthritis; OA: osteoarthritis; SLE: systemic lupus erythematosus.