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Table 5 Association between baseline characteristics and adequate lymphadenectomy according to logistic regression models adjusted for potential confounders, in all patients undergoing surgical resection of the colon or rectum for cancer (N = 250)

From: Preoperative endoscopic tattooing to mark the tumour site does not improve lymph node retrieval in colorectal cancer: a retrospective cohort study

  Adequate lymphadenectomy (≥12)
  Unadjusted model Full adjusted model
Characteristics Odds ratio (95% CI) P Odds ratio (95% CI) P
Gender (male) 1.17 (0.63-2.15) 0.625 1.94 (0.69-5.46) 0.207
Age a 1.00 (0.98-1.03) 0.781 0.99 (0.95-1.05) 0.924
BMI a 0.91 (0.81-1.03) 0.139 0.90 (0.80-1.02) 0.112
Pathologists (dedicated) 1.97 (1.03-3.78) 0.041 2.96 (0.80-10.94) 0.105
Surgeons (high-volume) 0.55 (0.18-1.65) 0.284 0.27 (0.03-2.48) 0.249
Type of resection (colon) b 1.97 (1.00-3.87) 0.050 3.02 (0.94-9.69) 0.063
Surgical technique (laparotomy) 1.25 (0.53-2.96) 0.611 1.52 (0.44-5.33) 0.511
Preoperative colorectal tattooing (yes) 0.94 (0.51-1.74) 0.837 0.94 (0.32-2.75) 0.915
  1. aOdds Ratio for age and BMI refer to increasing age and increasing BMI, respectively.
  2. bReference category was patients with resection for rectal cancer.