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Table 4 Multivariate analysis showing independence of the effect on lymph node metastasis

From: Evaluation of Slug expression is useful for predicting lymph node metastasis and survival in patients with gastric cancer

  Number of patients Odds ratio 95% CI P
Age   1.01 0.99–1.04 0.277
Tumor size   1.12 1.00–1.25 0.049
Tumor depth (pT)
 T1 120 (26.1%) 1 (ref)   
 T2 62 (13.5%) 17.14 7.70–38.17 <0.001
 T3 121 (26.4%) 33.99 14.87–77.71 <0.001
 T4 156 (34.0%) 13.35 6.22–28.64 <0.001
Lauren classification
 Intestinal 174 (37.9%) 1 (ref)   
 Diffuse + Mixed 285 (62.1%) 1.07 0.61–1.88 0.825
Slug composite score
 Low 104 (22.7%) 1 (ref) 1.09–1.76  
 Mid 130 (28.3%) 1.33 0.67–2.63 0.413
 High 225 (49.0%) 3.42 1.74–6.69 <0.001