Table 1.

Patient characteristics in the two groups at baselinea

CharacteristicGroup 1Group 2P
No. of cases4647
Age (yr)37.2 ± 12.438.0 ± 13.60.77
range16 to 6618 to 64
Gender ratio27:1930:170.67
Disease duration (mo)11.7 ± 6.210.8 ± 7.90.48
Serum creatinine (mg/dl)1.17 ± 0.221.21 ± 0.310.48
MDRD GFR (ml/min)84 ± 2289 ± 260.32
Serum albumin (g/dl)2.42 ± 0.812.34 ± 0.580.58
Serum cholesterol (mg/dl)306.4 ± 88.2336.7 ± 99.60.12
Proteinuria (g/d)5.91 ± 2.26.11 ± 2.50.68
  • a MDRD GFR, GFR as calculated by modified Modification of Diet in Renal Disease formula.