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Table 6 Multivariate analysis of risk factors for lateral 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  
Age (years)      0.447a
≤35 1.64 0.87 3.09 0.125
35–45 1.26 0.66 2.40 0.478
45–55 1.46 0.78 2.75 0.236
> 55 1    
Tumor size(cm)      0.060a
≤0.5 1    
0.5–1.0
1.0–2.0
1.57
1.94
0.67
0.84
3.63
4.51
0.297
0.121
> 2.0 3.03 1.24 7.44 0.015
Extrathyroidal extension (yes vs. no) 1.26 0.78 2.02 0.350
The number of CLNM      < 0.001a
0 1    
1–3 2.96 1.87 4.70 < 0.001
> 3 9.27 4.38 19.63 < 0.001
  1. a means the global p-values; CLNM central lymph node metastasis