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Table 2 Logistic regression model of factors with potential predictive value

From: Predictive risk factors of venous thromboembolism (VTE) associated with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) in ambulant solid cancer patients: retrospective single Centre cohort study

Parameter PRDVT Distant VTE All VTE
Odds Ratio (95%CI) P value Odds Ratio (95%CI) P value Odds Ratio (95%CI) P value
Age on insertion 0.97 (0.92, 1.02) 0.270 1.02 (0.97, 1.08) 0.393 1.00 (0.96, 1.04) 0.971
Female 0.29 (0.54, 1.59) 0.155 2.50 (0.75, 8.33) 0.135 1.81 (0.65, 5.04) 0.254
Primary cancer type  
Breast N/A N/A 1.18 (0.04, 31.75) 0.922 2.76 (0.169, 45.00) 0.746
Colorectal N/A N/A 0.84 (0.03, 26.54) 0.923 1.07 (0.09, 13.65) 0.959
Pancreas N/A N/A 0.82 (0.02, 42.66) 0.920 2.82 (0.137, 58) 0.502
Intention to treatment  
Adjuvant 1.16 (0.25, 5.42) 0.851 N/A N/A 1.43 (0.33, 6.198) 0.629
Palliative 1.33 (0.12, 15.32) 0.187 N/A N/A 4.62 (0.57, 37.56) 0.153
Ongoing antiplatelet or anticoagulation therapy 1.31 (0.21, 8.22) 0.777 2.91 (0.34, 24.76) 0.329 1.30 (0.30, 5.69) 0.730
Previous VTE event 1.28 (0.17, 9.77) 0.814 0.27 (0.02, 2.91) 0.277 0.77 (0.16, 3.61) 0.740
Smoking 3.90 (1.09, 13.98) 0.036* 0.29 (0.05, 1.66) 0.166 1.61 (0.59, 4.40) 0.351
Pervious risk factor for VTE 0.40 (0.07, 2.42) 0.315 0.66 (0.12, 3.36) 0.612 0.54 (0.15, 1.95) 0.348
Fluropyrimidine containing chemotherapy 5.87 (0.69, 50.22) 0.106 6.80 (0.21, 224.50) 0.283 10.06 (1.6, 63.05) 0.014*
BMI ≥ 30 1.11 (1.01, 1.23) 0.026* 1.12 (1.00, 1.23) 0.033* 1.13 (1.05, 1.22) 0.001*
WBC count 0.86 (0.69, 1.08) 0.202 1.08 (0.95, 1.23) 0.218 1.01 (0.91, 1.12) 0.865
Platelet count 1.01 (1.00, 1.01) 0.103 1.00 (1.00, 1.01) 0.245 1.00 (1.00, 1.01) 0.034*
Prior PICC line in last 6 months 0.74 (0.08, 7.14) 0.791 3.97 (0.80, 19.78) 0.092 2.16 (0.58, 8.03) 0.252
  1. DVT deep vein thrombosis, PICC peripherally inserted central catheter, PRDVT, PICC related DVT, VTE vascular thromboembolism, CI confidence interval, WBC white blood cells, BMI body mass index, N/A not applicable
  2. *= P < 0.05 statistically significant