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Table 4 Univariate and multivariate analysis of different prognostic parameters in patients with NSCLC by Cox-regression analysis

From: Clinical significance of SOX9 in human non-small cell lung cancer progression and overall patient survival

  Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
  No. patients P Regression coefficient
(SE)
P Relative risk 95% confidence interval
Age   0.147 0.020(0.014) 0.779 1.004 0.976-1.032
   ≤ 65 53      
   >65 36      
NSCLC histology (AJCC grade)
   I 33 0.016 0.354(0.146) 0.049 1.368 1.001-1.868
   II       
   III 56      
   IV       
SOX9   0.000 0.776(0.199) 0.001 2.004 1.350-2.974
   Low 44      
   High 45      
  1. The expression level of SOX9 protein in NSCLC was significantly correlated with patients' survival time (P < 0.05); the correlation coefficient was -0.262, indicating that higher levels of SOX9 expression was correlated with shorter survival time.