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Table 3 Multivariable analysis

From: A prospective study examining cachexia predictors in patients with incurable cancer

Multivariable analysis
  HR 95% CI p
Weight loss 1.9 1.5–2.2 < 0.001
Cancer typea
 Low risk 1   
 Neutral risk 2.5 1.5–4.3 < 0.01
 High risk 6.3 2.9–13.8 <  0.001
Appetite loss (0–100) 1.005 1.000–1.011 0.04
COPD 1.6 1.0–2.6 0.04
Interactions with weight loss
 Medium risk cancer 0.8 0.7–1.0 0.06
 High risk cancer 0.6 0.4–0.9 <  0.01
  1. Abbreviations: HR hazard ratio, CI confidence interval, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  2. aLow risk - Breast cancer, lymphoma, leukaemia; High risk – pancreatic and gastric cancer; Neutral risk - all other cancers