Table 1. Patient characteristics of the two groups

CharacteristicAlfacalcidol (n = 20)Control (n = 20)P Value
Age, yr
    mean ± SD31.4 ± 10.131.6 ± 10.70.81
    Range18–5019–54
Time on dialysis, mo10.8 ± 5.412.1 ± 6.30.85
Acute rejection/patient1.0 ± 1.11.1 ± 1.10.54
Cumulative steroid (g) at 1 yr
    mean ± SD14.2 ± 2.713.7 ± 2.30.67
    Range10–2010–17.5
Cumulative CsA doses (mg/day) at 1 yr155 ± 27156 ± 340.26
Body weight (kg)71.5 ± 14.169.3 ± 13.60.51