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Table 3 Prognostic factors for 5-year DFS and overall survival in multivariate Cox regression analysis

From: Triple negative breast carcinoma is a prognostic factor in Taiwanese women

Features DFS Overall Survival
  HR 95%CI p-Value HR 95%CI p-Value
Age 1.00 0.98–1.01 0.9058 1.04 1.01–1.06 0.0013
Tumor size, cm 1.19 1.10–1.28 <0.0001 1.17 1.04–1.32 0.0110
Lymph node       
   (Positive vs. Negative) 2.65 1.79–3.92 <0.0001 2.36 1.35–4.12 0.0026
Metastasis       
   (Yes vs. No) 2.30 1.15–4.64 0.0193 6.63 3.13–14.09 <0.0001
Grade       
   (III vs. I ~II) 1.54 1.05–2.26 0.0269 2.11 1.23–3.62 0.0065
Tumor subgroups       
   (TNBC vs. non-TNBC) 1.28 0.82–1.99 0.2835 1.66 0.93–2.96 0.0881
Node-positive
Age 0.99 0.97–1.01 0.2960 1.04 1.01–1.07 0.0161
Tumor size, cm 1.23 1.10–1.37 0.0002 1.29 1.11–1.51 0.0011
Metastasis       
   (Yes vs. No) 2.37 1.15–4.88 0.0198 7.52 3.37–16.79 <0.0001
Grade       
   (III vs. I ~II) 1.49 0.93–2.36 0.0948 2.46 1.23–4.90 0.0109
Tumor subgroups       
   (TNBC vs. non-TNBC) 1.13 0.63–2.03 0.6847 2.20 1.08–4.49 0.0296
Node-negative
Age 1.02 0.99–1.04 0.1801 1.04 1.01–1.07 0.0186
Tumor size, cm 1.16 1.02–1.31 0.0236 1.00 0.74–1.36 0.9813
Metastasis*       
   (Yes vs. No) - - - - - -
Grade       
   (III vs. I ~ II) 1.49 0.75–2.94 0.2526 1.69 0.69–4.12 0.2525
Tumor subgroups       
   (TNBC vs. non-TNBC) 1.52 0.75–3.06 0.2461 1.28 0.47–3.19 0.6815
  1. * Patients without metastasis were censor observations by the end of study period