Table 3

Correlation between the density and microlocalization of macrophages and survival time in non-small cell lung cancer patients

Survival rate (%)

P

(univariate)

Cox regression



Density and microlocalization

n

1-yr

3-yr

5-yr

Hazard ratio (95% CI)

P

(multivariate)


M1 density in islets

0.982

(0.975 - 0.989)

< 0.001

Above median

50

94

74

54

< 0.001

Below median

50

42

18

10

M1 density in stroma

1.001

(0.992 - 1.009)

0.889

Above median

50

78

58

42

0.009

Below median

50

58

34

22

M1 density in islets + stroma

1.001

(0.986 - 1.015)

0.943

Above median

50

90

70

50

< 0.001

Below median

50

46

22

14

M2 density in islets

0.997

(0.989 - 1.006)

0.535

Above median

50

68

38

28

0.288

Below median

50

68

54

36

M2 density in stroma

0.997

(0.991 - 1.004)

0.430

Above median

50

68

48

30

0.885

Below median

50

68

44

34

M2 density in islets + stroma

1.007

(0.994 - 1.021)

0.290

Above median

50

64

42

30

0.467

Below median

50

72

48

34


Ma et al. BMC Cancer 2010 10:112   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-10-112

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