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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of the significance of different prognostic variables in nasopharyngeal carcinoma

From: Nuclear overexpression of metastasis-associated protein 1 correlates significantly with poor survival in nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Factors DMFS OS
  P value HR 95% CI P value HR 95% CI
Age (>50y vs. ≤50y) 0.02 1.91 1.09–3.34 0.01 2.11 1.19–3.74
Sex (female vs. male) 0.88 1.05 0.54–2.05 0.99 1.00 0.50–2.01
Chemotherapy (yes vs. no) 0.39 1.42 0.64–3.11 0.62 1.21 0.57–2.58
Radiotherapy (IMRT vs.2D-RT) 0.65 0.95 0.76–1.19 0.67 0.95 0.76–1.20
Clinical stage (III-IV vs. I-II) 0.03 2.21 1.06–4.59 0.02 2.44 1.13–5.25
MTA1 expression (high vs. low) 0.02 2.05 1.13–3.72 0.03 1.98 1.09–3.59
  1. Abbreviation: DMFS distant metastasis free-survival; OS overall survival; IMRT intensity-modulated radiotherapy; 2D-RT two-dimensional radiotherapy.