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Table 3 Univariable and multivariable Cox regression analyses for regional lymph node recurrence

From: The impact of adjuvant therapies on patient survival and the recurrence patterns for resected stage IIa–IVa lower thoracic oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Characteristic Neck Upper mediastinum Abdomen
Univariable Univariable Multivariable Univariable Multivariable
HR 95%CI HR 95%CI exp(B) 95%CI HR 95%CI exp(B) 95%CI
Age
(≥ 60 v < 60)
0.64 0.26–1.55 1.02 0.47–2.23 0.47 0.21–1.06
Sex
(male v female)
2.48 0.75–7.98 0.56 0.15–2.16 2.10 0.69–6.43
T stage
(T1–2 v T3–4)
0.45 0.18–1.17 0.68 0.29–1.60 2.92 0.94–9.11
N stage
(N0 v N1–3)
2.80 0.89–8.82 1.42 0.61–3.31 2.11 0.83–5.36
TNM stage
(II v III + IV)
2.52 0.92–6.86 1.01 0.49–2.33 2.87 1.76–7.01
Length
(≥ 4 cm v < 4 cm)
1.10 0.44–2.75 0.93 0.43–2.04 0.84 0.38–1.89
Tumour emboli
(yes v no)
0.76 0.16–3.68 1.60 0.49–5.26 1.30 0.37–4.55
CT
(yes v no)
1.27 0.52–3.12 1.20 0.56–2.60 1.25 0.56–2.77
RT
(yes v no)
0.69 0.28–1.68 0.32 0.15–0.71 0.30 0.13–0.68 0.36 0.16–0.83 0.37 0.16–0.85
Positive LN in
UM
(yes v no)
1.17 0.35–3.92 3.33 1.23–9.06 3.72 1.30–10.67 0.73 0.22–2.37
LM
(yes v no)
2.97 1.19–7.39 1.24 0.56–2.71 0.67 0.29–1.57
Abdomen
(yes v no)
0.92 0.37–2.66 1.00 0.46–2.16 2.59 1.15–5.85 2.57 1.12–5.92
  1. CT chemotherapy, RT radiotherapy, LN lymph node, UM upper mediastinum, LM lower mediastinum
  2. There were statistically significant differences for data in Italics (p < 0.05)