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Table 5 Univariate and multivariate analysis of factors influencing survival and relapse

From: Relapse in resected lung cancer revisited: does intensified follow up really matter? A prospective study

   UNIVARIATE MULTIVARIATE
   survival (months) relapse free interval (months) survival
   median 95% CI P median 95% CI P SE df sig.
Rtg aspect Tumour
other categories)
44
16
26.12-61.88
8.59-23.41
0.0289 42
15
32.16-51.84
7.15-22.85
0.0557 0.361 1 0.743
T component < T3
T3
34
9.0
18.77-49.23
3.50-14.50
0.0007 34
8
17.87-50.13
5.92-10.08
0.0064 0.388 1 0.002
N component <N2
N2
34
8.0
13.70-54.29
5.61-10.39
0.001 34
6.0
14.17-53.82
0.0-13.98
0.002 0.291 1 0.019
Extent of resection lobectomy
pneumonectomy
.*
17
.*
9.87-24.13
0.0925 36
16
23.57-48.13
7.89-24.11
0.0925 0.477 1 0.298
Duration of symptoms
(months)
< 3
> 3
18
32
10.67-25.33
30.62-53.46
0.0623 17
37
6.83-27.17
21.28-52.42
0.1645 0.344 1 0.180
Bronchoscopic aspect normal
pathologic
26
22
0.00-54.51
12.42-31.58
0.7294 29
19
1.91-56.09
8.88-29.12
0.6950 0.308 1 0.579
Visceral pleura invaded
intact
24
22
9.74-38.26
5.88-38.12
0.5788 36
19
25.42-46.58
8.89-29.11
0.5094 0.362 1 0.598
  1. *: median not presented (> 50% alive after 70 months postoperatively)