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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of the prognostic factors affecting survival

From: Prognostic factors in patients with metastatic spine tumors derived from lung cancer—a novel scoring system for predicting life expectancy

Factor Hazard ratio 95% confidence interval p value
Adenocarcinoma or not
0.933 0.667–1.306 0.6874
General condition (KPS)
10–40 or 50–70 or 80–100
0.406 0.323–0.510 9.10403E-15*
Paralysis (Frankel grade)
A, B or C, D or E
0.738 0.558–0.976 0.0333*
Molecular targeted drug
use or not
0.867 0.722–1.041 0.1263
  1. *Mean p value was less than 0.05, and considered statistically significant
  2. KPS indicates Karnofsky’ s performance status