Table 4.

Univariate and multivariate analysis for IgE and prognostic factors in MM

VariableUnivariate analysisMultivariate analysis
HR95% CIPHR95% CIP
IgE (>11.5 IU/mL)0.710.52-0.970.030.740.53-1.040.08
Age*1.031.02-1.050.00011.010.97-1.030.12
Stage III1.250.9-1.750.181.050.73-1.50.8
Stage B1.530.96-2.420.071.050.62-1.780.86
Hb level0.870.81-0.93<0.00010.90.83-0.970.008
β2M (>3.5 mg/dL)2.071.45-2.95<0.00011.611.09-2.380.02
Albumin (>3.5 g/dL)0.710.47-1.090.120.980.62-1.550.93
SCT0.560.41-0.770.00040.640.44-0.920.02
Thalidomide0.620.44-0.860.0050.60.41-0.880.008
  • Abbreviation: 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.

  • * Age is expressed as continuous value, years.

  • Hb level is expressed as continuous value, mg/dl.