Table 1:

Summary of clinical characteristics as univariate predictors of overall survival in 46 patients with gliomas

CharacteristicsNo.%HR (95% CI)P Value
Age
    50 Years or younger1839.11
    Older than 50 years2860.97.62 (2.17–26.71).002
Karnofsky performance score
    ≥802554.31
    <802145.72.86 (1.35–6.08).007
Maximal tumor diameter
    <4 cm17371
    ≥4 cm29631.30 (0.61–2.80).50
Surgery
    Biopsy only919.61
    Resection3780.44.19 (1.77–9.93).001
Histopathologic grade
    Grade 2 (8 pure astrocytomas, 1 oligodendroglioma)919.61
    Grade 3 (6 pure astrocytomas, 2 oligoastrocytomas, 1 oligodendroglioma)919.60.087 (0.83–9.45).87
    Grade 4 (26 pure astrocytomas, 2 oligoastrocytomas)2840.84.14 (1.25–13.8).02
Steroid administration
    No1839.11
    Yes2861.92.11 (0.96–4.65).06