Table 3

Cox stepwise multivariate regression analysis of prognostic factors in 558 colorectal cancer patients (MMP-9)
Covariate Wald statistic p-value RH 95% CI
Age 31.209 <0.001 1.031 1.020-1.043
Dukes’ stage 299.615 <0.001
A
B 2.397 1.664 0.874-3.166
C 27.913 5.274 2.846-9.773
D 117.503 30.446 16.417-56.464
Differentiation (WHO Grade) 12.502 0.005
1
2 2.246 2.143 0.791-5.806
3 4.577 3.031 1.097-8.373
4 6.353 4.293 1.383-13.330
Tumour location in rectum 5.815 0.016 1.373 1.061-1.776
Histologic type NS
MMP9 NS

NS = not significant, RH = relative hazard, CI = confidence interval at 95% level.

Koskensalo et al.

Koskensalo et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2012 12:24   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-12-24

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