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Table 2 Characteristics of comorbidities (ATC code level 1, distribution and regression analyses)

From: Diabetes and beta-adrenergic blockage are risk factors for metastatic prostate cancer

ATC code level 1 Distribution Positive surgical margin (R1) Lymph node metasasis (N1)
% (n/total) OR/p value OR/p value
Cardiovascular system C 68.28 (310/454) 1.164/0.531 0.904/0.715
Alimentary tract A 33.70 (153/454) 0.864/0.525 1.370/0.203
Blood system B 27.53 (125/454) 1.068/0.789 1.927/0.63
Urinary system G 12.78 (58/454) 0.748/0.382 1.263/0.480
Hormonal system H 10.35 (47/454) 1.356/0.355 1.203/0.621
Nervous system N 8.81 (40/454) 1.662/0.148 1.214/0.617
Respiratory system R 3.52 (16/454) 1.305/0.622 0.431/0.283
Sensory system S 3.08 (14/454) 2.284/0.139 0.913/0.894
Immune system L 0.66 (3/454) 1.216/0.875 0.000/0.999
  1. ATC level 1: level 1 of the Anatomic Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) code describes anatomic organ systems; OR odds ratio