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Table 7 Predictors of Sentinel Lymph Node metastases in 360 patients with breast cancer according to univariate and multivariate logistic regression

From: Accuracy of axillary ultrasound in preoperative nodal staging of breast cancer - size of metastases as limiting factor

  Univariate Multivariate
Variable p-value Metastasis rate ratio (95%CI) p-value
Tumour stage    
T1   1  
T2 0.002 2.05 (1.38-3.03) 0.019
Grading    
G1/2   1  
G3 0.014 1.38 (0.9-2.11) n.s.
Lymphangiosis*    
No   1  
Yes <0.001 5.95 (3.8-9.33)  
Growth pattern    
Unifocal   1  
Multicentric 0.021 2.1 (1.22-3.65) 0.051
Ki-67    
≤14%   1  
>14% 0,067 2.17 (1.05-4.5) n.s
  1. * Multivariate analysis included all preoperatively known parameters with significant results in univariate calculation (excluding lymphangiosis); n.s. = not significant.