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Table 3 Univariate analysis of survival

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) 32 8  
   >65 years (n = 90) 19 12 0.048
Gender    
   Female (n = 53) 26 13  
   Male (n = 122) 25 8 0.38
ECOG performance score    
   2 (n = 49) 53 24  
   3-4 (n = 126) 14 4 <0.001
Number of involved vertebrae    
   1-2 (n = 55) 33 9  
   ≥3 (n = 120) 22 10 0.13
Ambulatory status prior to RT    
   Not Ambulatory (n = 89) 15 3  
   Ambulatory (n = 86) 36 17 <0.001
Other bone metastases    
   No (n = 65) 38 15  
   Yes (n = 110) 17 7 0.005
Visceral metastases    
   No (n = 86) 45 16  
   Yes (n = 89) 6 3 <0.001
Time developing motor deficits    
   1-7 days (n = 88) 10 1  
   >7 days (n = 87) 40 18 <0.001
Radiation schedule    
   Short-course RT (n = 90) 21 11  
   Longer-course RT (n = 85) 29 8 0.19
Entire cohort (n = 175) 25 9