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Table 4 Multivariable logistic regression analysis of the association between ethnicity and ALCAM expression in breast cancer

From: Enhanced down-regulation of ALCAM/CD166 in African-American Breast Cancer

  Membranous ALCAM level n (%)   
  IRS 0-7 IRS 8-12 Odds ratio (95% CI) P value
Ethnicity     
AA 37 (72.55) 41 (33.61) 4.28(1.64- 11.15) 0.003
CAU 14 (27.45) 81 (66.39) Reference  
Age in years     
≤50 13 (25.49) 39 (31.97) 0.69 (0.24- 1.99) 0.49
>50 38 (74.51) 83 (68.03) Reference  
Histological grade     
Poor 22 (50.00) 19 (16.52) 2.10(0.60- 7.34) 0.25
Well-moderately 22 (50.00) 96 (83.48) Reference  
Tumor size     
Large (>2 cm) 17 (41.46) 31 (28.18) 0.62( 0.20-1.88) 0.39
Small (≤2 cm) 24 (58.54) 79 (71.82) Reference  
Lymph node     
Positive 15 (40.54) 33 (34.02) 1.62( 0.58- 4.54) 0.36
Negative 22 (59.46) 64 (65.98) Reference  
Basal-like (TN)     
Yes 25 (51.02) 10 (8.85) 5.59(1.46- 21.50) 0.01
No 24 (48.98) 103 (91.15) Reference