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Table 4 Multivariate Cox proportional hazards analysis for overall survival in lung cancer patients with malignant pleural effusion a

From: Elevated pleural effusion IL-17 is a diagnostic marker and outcome predictor in lung cancer patients

Parameters HR 95% CI P- value
Age (years)    0.545
  ≥60 1   
  <60 1.263 0.593 to 2.689  
IL-17 (pg/ml)    0.007*
  ≥15 1   
  <15 0.329 0.146 to 0.742  
ECOG PS    0.157
  0 or 1 1   
  2 to 4 0.653 0.778 to 4.745  
Location    0.362
  Right 1   
  Left 0.455 0.083 to 2.479  
Stage    0.734
  M1a 1   
  M1b 0.168 0.449 to 3.112  
  1. a95% CI, 95% confidence interval; ECOG PS, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status; HR, Hazard ratio; IL-17, Interleukin 17. *Significant difference.