Table 2.

The independent prognostic indicators of astrocytomas as evaluated by Cox's stepwise regression model

SignificanceHazard Ratio95.0% CI for Hazard Ratio
LowerUpper
Age0.0001,8541,4862,315
Grade0.0001,9801,4982,616
CA IX intensity0.0381,1881,0101,397
  • NOTE: Patient age (cut points, 45 and 60 years), histologic grade (2-4), CA IX intensity (0-3), CA IX extension (0-3), CA IX nuclear staining (0.1), and MIB-1 (cut points 3%, 10%, and 20%) were included into the analysis (enter limit P < 0.05).