Table 4

Multivariate analysis of prognostic factors in term of overall survival and HCC-specific survival
Characteristic HCC-specific overall survival Overall survival
P value HR (95.0% CI) P value HR (95.0% CI)
AFP level 0.610 1.257 (0.522-3.030) - -
GGT level 0.449 1.485 (0.534-4.130) - -
Tumor number 0.174 2.151 (0.713-6.491) - -
Vascular invasion 0.148 2.550 (0.717-9.064) - -
TNM stage 0.250 2.016 (0.611-6.656) - -
Treatment for HCC 0.001 1.893 (1.297-2.764) - -
Time of appearance - - 0.535 1.329 (0.542-3.261)
Treatment for EHPM - - <0.001 2.758 (1.581-4.811)

HCC: hepatocellular carcinoma, AFP: α-fetoprotein, GGT: gamma-glutamyltransferase, TNM: tumor-node-metastasis, EHPM: extrahepatic primary malignancy, HR: Hazard ratio, CI: confidence interval.

Zeng et al.

Zeng et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:148   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-148

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