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Table 6 Multivariate analysis of three-year survival

From: Transhiatal and transthoracic resection in adenocarcinoma of the esophagus: Does the operative approach have an influence on the long-term prognosis?

   95%-confidence interval  
variable odds ratio lower limit upper limit p-value
surgical approach     
TT vs. TH 1.931 0.573 6.514 0.289
UICC     0.001
-IIa vs. I 1.866 0.459 7.583 0.383
-IIb vs. I 20.350 2.132 194.254 0.009
-III vs. I 5.967 1.400 25.439 0.016
-IV vs. I 46.422 5.071 424.994 0.001
  1. Odds ratios are to be interpreted as odds for death so that they are interpretable in the same way as the hazard ratios in Table 5.