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Table 2 Predictors of true negatives

From: Computed tomography-guided cutting needle biopsy for lung nodules: when the biopsy-based benign results are real benign

Variables Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
Hazard ratio 95% CI p-value Hazard ratio 95% CI p-value
Age 1.082 1.010–1.158 0.024 1.078 0.995–1.169 0.066
Abnormal CEA 7.037 1.782–27.784 0.005 4.228 0.697–25.635 0.117
Abnormal SCC 22.091 2.109–231.443 0.01 13.060 0.801–212.880 0.071
Granulomatous inflammation 0.144 0.030–0.684 0.015 0.110 0.019–0.625 0.013
  1. CI confident interval, CEA carcinoembryonic antigen, SCC squamous cell carcinoma antigen