Table 5

Variables associated with lymphedema in women after surgical treatment of breast cancer, Brazil, 2010
Variables % Crude PR (CI 95%) p Adjusted PR (CI 95%)a p
Vascular pathologies No 95.5 1 0.02 1 0.08
Yes 4.5 3.67(1.22–11.11) 3.23(1.06–9.90)
Seroma No 25.0 1 <0.01 1 <0.01
Yes 75.0 3.01(1.61–5.62) 2.71(1.49–4.91)
Arm redness No 66.1 1 0.01 1 <0.01
Yes 33.9 8.11(2.20–29.93) 3.63(1.67–7.87)
Cuticle removal No 33.9 1 0.01 1 0.01
Yes 66.1 2.10(1.116–3.95) 2.07(1.16–3.71)

a Adjusted between blocks.

Variables associated with lymphedema in women after surgical treatment of breast cancer, after adjustments for variables on self-reported morbidities, treatment characteristics, and postoperative characteristics. Juiz de Fora (MG), Brazil, 2010.

Paiva et al.

Paiva et al. BMC Women's Health 2013 13:6   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-13-6

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