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  1. Table 1 provides a description of the background data but includes p-values. These do, however, measure the inferential uncertainty vis-à-vis specific hypothesis. They cannot be interpreted as indicators of practical importance or scientific relevance and are not useful for identifying confounders. Please explain the purpose of the presentation.

  2. Table 1 presents p-values from tests of baseline imbalance after randomisation. Such p-values are generally considered misleading and the CONSORT Statement guidelines recommends not presenting them, see also Roberts C, Torgerson DJ. Understanding controlled trials: baseline imbalance in randomised controlled trials. Br Med J 1999;319:185..