Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the two treatment groups

CharacteristicContinuousPulse
Number of patients1613
Age (years) (mean (SD))32.2 (11.7)42.4 (11.8)
Female sex (%)14 (87.5)11 (84.6)
Race (%)
    White5 (31.3)4 (30.8)
    Afro-Caribbean1 (6.3)0
    Asian01 (7.7)
    Unknown10 (62.5)8 (61.5)
Raised creatinine (>120 μmol/l)4 (25%)5 (38.5%)
Renal histology (%)
    Class IV10 (62.5)8 (61.5)
    Class III6 (37.5)5 (38.5)
Duration of renal disease (%)
    ⩽1 year10 (62.5)10 (76.9)
    2 years4 (25)0
    3–6 years2 (12.5)3 (23.1)