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Table 4 Clinical predictor of malignancy for patient undergoing surgical biopsy of solitary nodules

From: Pre-operative localization of solitary pulmonary nodules with computed tomography-guided hook wire: report of 181 patients

Clinical feature Number of patients Number of malignancy (%) OR (95 % CI) P value
Male 91 51/91 (56 %) 0.70 (0.42–3.63) 0.39
>60 year-old 109 77/109 (70.6 %) 2.40 (1.59–3.63) 0.0001
Tobacco abuse 111 64/111 (57.7 %) 0.85 (0.46–1.57) 0.61
Prior malignancy 107 82/107 (76.6 %) 6.43 (3.33–12.4) 0.00001
Size > 10 mm 60 47/60 (78 %) 3.61 (1.95–6.61) 0.0001
Superior lobe 91 63/91 (69.2 %) 2.35 (1.28–4.31) 0.0052
PET-positive 82/110 66/82 (80.5 %) 5.83 (2.96–11.48) 0.00001