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Table 4 Neurological recovery of the patients in 3 prognostic groups 4 weeks after surgery

From: Prediction of survival prognosis after surgery in patients with symptomatic metastatic spinal cord compression from non-small cell lung cancer

Groups Scores Patients(n) Neurological status weeks postoperation P values
Ambulatory Nonambulatory
A 4–5 22 19 3 P1 = 0.502
B 6–7 23 17 6 P2 = 0.037
C 8–10 19 8 11a P3 = 0.003
  1. P1 Group A compared with group B, Continuity Adjusted Chi-square test;
  2. P2 Group B compared with group C, Chi-square test;
  3. P3 Group C compared with group A, Chi-square test
  4. a2 patients died within 4 weeks, none of both realized ambulatory status