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Table 2 Independent Predictors of SUVmax of the primary Lesion: Linear Regression Model

From: Correlation of primary tumor metabolic parameters with clinical, histopathological and molecular characteristics in breast cancer patients at pre-operative staging FDG-PET/CT study

Variable β (95% CI) T-Statistics P-value
• Constant 23.50 (12.79 – 34.23) 4.437 < 0.001
• Age/years -0.25 (-0.46 : –0.04) -2.455 = 0.019
• Disease Stage (III & IV) 6.27 (1.16 – 11.37) 2.485 = 0.017
• Post-menopausal -7.10 (-11.71 : -2.49) -3.12 = 0.003
• ER-Receptors (Negative) 7.58 (1.93 – 13.23) 2.717 = 0.010
• PR-Receptors (Negative) 4.24 (-0.84 – 9.31) 1.691 = 0.099
• Her2 neu -Receptors (Negative) -2.35 (-7.70 - 3.00) -0.889 = 0.379
• Tumor Size/cm 2.24 (-0.14 – 4.63) 1.903 = 0.065
• Axillary LN (Positive) -6.07 (-0.93 – -11.20) 2.393 = 0.022
  1. CI, Confidence Interval