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Table 5 Contribution of various potential prognostic factors to overall survival by Cox regression analysis in colon cancer patients

From: Increased expression of CD133 and reduced dystroglycan expression are strong predictors of poor outcome in colon cancer patients

  Hazard 95% confidence  
Variable ratio interval p value
Age° 1.431 0.842-2.432 0.185
Tumor grade* 1.380 0.767-2.484 0.282
pT parameter# 1.850 0.744-4.599 0.185
Node status** 3.023 1.546-5.911 0.001
CD133§ 2.341 1.332-4.114 0.003
Dystroglycan§§ 1.462 0.845-2.532 0.175
  1. The risk ratio is given as: ° older (>68 y) versus younger patients; * higher (G3) versus lower grade (G1/2); # higher (pT3/4) versus lower (pT1/2) pT parameter; ** node-positive vs node-negative; § positive vs negative and §§ negative vs positive.