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Table 1 DFS and OS rates stratified by tumour markers and univariate Cox analysis in all patients

From: Preoperative serum CA 72.4 as prognostic factor of recurrence and death, especially at TNM stage II, for colorectal cancer

    D.F.S. O.S. Univariate Cox analysis
Tumour marker Levels n Mean (Months) Recurrence% Mean (Months) Death% Recurrence
RH 95% CI
Death
RH 95% CI
CA 72.4 ≤ 7 60 57.12 15.00 61.23 6.67 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref)
U/mL > 7 11 24.11a 72.73 31.17a 63.64 7.98 (3.03-21.00)a 13.37 (3.89-45.92)a
CEA ≤ 10 57 56.01 17.54 59.73 10.53 1.00 (ref) 1.00 (ref)
ng/mL > 10 14 31.03b 50.00 37.57c 35.71 3.78 (1.43-10.01)d 4.12 (1.26-13.57)e
  1. Abbreviations: DFS, disease free survival; OS, overall survival; RH, relative hazard; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval; ref, reference.
  2. a P <0.0001, b P = 0.004, c P = 0.01, d P = 0.007, e P = 0.02.