Table 3

Clinical characteristics of patients excluded during the first week because they were either non-compliant or refused to continue in the trial

Included patientsExcluded patients
SB/C/IC, small bowel/colonic/ileocolonic; VHAI, Van Hees' activity index; CDAI, Crohn's disease activity index; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP, C reactive protein; NRI, nutritional risk index; W/H index, per cent ideal body weight to height index.
No significant differences between groups.
n539
Age (y)28.9 (1.4)35.1 (6.4)
Male sex24 (45.3%)4 (44.4%)
Location (SB/C/IC)21/8/241/3/5
New onset disease29 (54.7%)2 (22.2%)
Disease duration (months)29.5 (7.1)26.2 (13.6)
Previous surgery40
VHAI168.6 (5.1) (median 160.0)182.6 (18.2) (median 155.8)
CDAI228 (10.5)243 (29)
ESR (mm/h)49.8 (3.7)54.5 (6.8)
CRP (mg/dl)56.7 (6.7)64.9 (13.5)
Fibrinogen (g/l)6.8 (0.29)6.7 (0.4)
Albumin (g/l)35.2 (0.7)34.0 (2.1)
NRI89.7 (1.6)86.4 (3.5)
Ideal W/H index (%)91.3 (2.3)92.1 (5.5)
Handgrip strength (kPa)72.3 (2.8)70.5 (7.8)