Figure 2. The joint effect of grip strength and serum uric acid level on the risk of death. The hazard ratios of all-cause mortality according to grip strength (high [>22 kg in women; >36 kg in men] and low [≤22 kg in women; ≤36 kg in men]) and serum uric acid levels (low [<5.2 mg/dl], medium [5.2–5.9 mg/dl] and high [≥6 mg/dL]) are presented. The multivariate models were adjusted for age, sex, marital status, behavioral characteristics, body mass index, chronic diseases, and use of uric acid–lowering drugs. Error bars indicate 95% confidence intervals. *P < .05; **P < .01, compared with the reference group (Ref).