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Table 3 Crude and adjusted hazard ratios for overall survival

From: Palliative enteral feeding for patients with malignant esophageal obstruction: a retrospective study

Group Crude HR 95 % CI Adjusted HR 95 % CI
 NPO Reference   Reference  
 NG tube 0.16* 0.05–0.50 0.09* 0.02–0.36
 Esophageal stent 0.12* 0.03–0.40 0.16* 0.03–0.84
  1. Adjusted for age, fistula and dysphagia score
  2. *p < 0.05. Comparisons are made using NPO group as reference
  3. NG tube nasogastric tube, NPO nil per os, HR hazard ratio, CI confidence interval