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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of risk factors for central lymph node metastasis

From: Risk factor analysis for predicting cervical lymph node metastasis in papillary thyroid carcinoma: a study of 966 patients

  OR 95%CI P value
Lower Upper
Gender (male vs. female) 1.48 1.04 2.11 0.028
Age (years)      < 0.001a
≤35 4.83 3.11 7.48 < 0.001
35–45 2.62 1.70 4.04 < 0.001
45–55 1.50 0.97 2.32 0.066
> 55 1    
Tumor size(cm)      < 0.001a
≤0.5 1    
0.5–1.0 1.55 0.98 2.46 0.060
1.0–2.0 3.22 2.00 5.18 < 0.001
> 2.0 4.85 2.81 8.35 < 0.001
Microcalcification (yes vs. no) 1.43 1.04 1.97 0.029
Intra-nodular vascularity (yes vs. no) 1.30 0.95 1.78 0.100
Multifocality (yes vs. no) 0.96 0.59 1.59 0.886
Bilateral (yes vs. no) 1.39 0.80 2.41 0.242
Extrathyroidal extension (yes vs. no) 1.68 1.18 2.39 0.004
  1. a means the global p-values