Table 2

 Patient characteristics at enrolment

PEN (n = 26)TEN (n = 24)
PEN, partial enteral nutrition; TEN, total enteral nutrition; PCDAI, paediatric Crohn’s disease activity index; SDS, standard deviation score; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP, C reactive protein.
*Values are median (range).
Age (y)*12.9 (6.8–15.9)12.0 (3.8–16.0)
Sex (% males)50%66%
Newly diagnosed80%66%
PCDAI*40 (22.5–70)42.5 (22.5–72.5)
Weight/height SDS*−0.97 (−2.01 to +2.5)−0.5 (−2.3 to +1.3)
Disease location (% subjects)
    Small bowel15%17%
    Colon12%17%
    Small bowel and colon73%66%
Laboratory indices*10.7 (8.7–13.3)10.6 (7.7–14.1)
    Haemoglobin (g/dl)
    Platelets (×109/l)495 (166–952)522 (263–1329)
    Albumin (g/l)32 (17–45)32 (16–46)
    ESR (mm/hr)52 (5–141)53 (10–115)
    CRP (mg/l)30 (0–158)23 (0–138)