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Table 3 Predictive factors for central LNM in the HT and the non-HT group

From: Lymph node metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma in the context of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Variables of central lymph node metastasis HT Non-HT
Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
Crude OR 95%CI P Adjusted OR 95%CI P Crude OR 95%CI P Adjusted OR 95%CI P
Age, year
(< 55 / ≥55)
0.20 0.06–0.60 0.01 0.17 0.05–0.55 < 0.01 0.79 0.46–1.34 0.38    
Sex
(Male, Female)
0.75 0.27–2.07 0.58     0.41 0.25–0.67 < 0.01 0.36 0.21–0.61 < 0.01
TSH, μIU/mL
HT: 3.49< / ≥3.49
Non-HT: 2.23< / ≥2.23
0.81 0.42–1.53 0.51     1.39 0.88–2.20 0.16 1.53 0.94–2.51 0.09
Tumor size, mm
(≤10 / > 10)
2.62 1.34–5.15 0.01 2.69 1.32–5.49 0.01 2.80 1.75–4.49 < 0.01 2.98 1.82–4.88 < 0.01
Multifocality
(No / Yes)
2.02 1.00–4.08 0.05 1.96 0.92–4.17 0.08 1.42 0.86–2.35 0.17 1.23 0.72–2.11 0.45
Extrathyroidal extension
(No / Yes)
/ / 1.00     0.34 0.04–3.33 0.36    
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval