Table 2

Univariate analysis of local control of MSCC
At 6 months (%) At 12 months (%) p
Age
   ≤65 years (n = 85) 95 95
   >65 years (n = 90) 92 61 0.13
Gender
   Female (n = 53) 96 96
   Male (n = 122) 92 75 0.35
ECOG performance score
   2 (n = 49) 98 83
   3-4 (n = 126) 88 88 0.44
Number of involved vertebrae
   1-2 (n = 55) 98 82
   ≥3 (n = 120) 90 82 0.27
Ambulatory status prior to RT
   Not Ambulatory (n = 89) 92 92
   Ambulatory (n = 86) 93 80 0.54
Other bone metastases
   No (n = 65) 98 79
   Yes (n = 110) 88 88 0.55
Visceral metastases
   No (n = 86) 98 91
   Yes (n = 89) 86 43 0.002
Time developing motor deficits
   1-7 days (n = 88) 89 89
   >7 days (n = 87) 96 83 0.22
Radiation schedule
   Short-course RT (n = 90) 87 77
   Longer-course RT (n = 85) 98 86 0.12
Entire cohort (n = 175) 93 82

Douglas et al.

Douglas et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:261   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-261

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