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Table 2 Univariate analysis of local control of MSCC

From: Prognostic factors for different outcomes in patients with metastatic spinal cord compression from cancer of unknown primary

  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