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Table 4 Multivariate analysis of patients’ 5-year overall survival

From: c-Met in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: an independent prognostic factor and potential therapeutic target

Variable P-value Relative risk (95 % CI)
Sex (male/female) 0.193 1.944 (0.737–6.710)
Lymphatic invasion (ly1–3/ly0) 0.222 1.628 (0.756–3.925)
Tumor depth (pT3–4/pT1–2) 0.26 1.911 (0.644–7.047)
Lymph node metastasis (pN1/pN0) 0.025a 3.852 (1.169–16.335)
Pathological stage (pStage III–IV/I–II) 0.814 0.856 (0.215–2.898)
c-Met expression (high/low) 0.033a 2.237 (1.066–5.190)
HGF expression (high/low) 0.821 1.075 (0.572–2.012)
  1. CI confidence interval, HGF hepatocyte growth factor
  2. aindicates statistical significance