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Table 4 Resected patients: univariate and multivariate analysis of factors influencing overall survival (n = 142)

From: Effect of clinical status on survival in patients with borderline or locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma

  Univariate Multivariate
P Hazard ratio P
Underweight (BMI < 18.5 kg/m2) .44  
Obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) .01 2.99 (1.34–6.66) <.01
Performance status (1 versus 0) < .01 1.91 (1.15, 3.17) .01
Weight loss at diagnosis .14  
Continuous weight loss at restaging .91  
Jaundice .87  
Abdominal pain .68  
CA 19-9 level .34  
Tumor location (head versus body/tail) .86  
Tumor staging (BL versus LA) < .01  
R1 status   1.75 (1.03–2.96) .04
Lymph node invasion   1.66 (1.01–2.74) .04
Adjuvant treatment < .01 .5 (.299–.843) < .01
  1. Entries in italic are significant, even if only in univariate analysis
  2. BMI body mass index, CA 19-9 carbohydrate antigene 19-9, BL borderline, LA locally advanced