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Table 3 Univariate analysis for successful steroid taper

From: Clinical outcomes of radiotherapy as initial local therapy for Graves’ ophthalmopathy and predictors of the need for post-radiotherapy decompressive surgery

Characteristic Odds ratio 95% CI p-value
Age* 1.03 0.95 – 1.1 0.49
Sex (F vs. M) 0.21 0.04 – 1.3 0.10
Duration of symptoms prior to RT    
  ≤ 6 months reference   
  6 – 18 months 0.75 0.1 – 5.6 0.78
  > 18 months 0.14 0.02 – 1.3 0.08
Total score at diagnosis    
  (≥ 6 vs. < 6) 0.13 0.01 – 1.2 0.08
Prior steroid use 0.68 0.06 – 7.2 0.75
Response to prior steroids    
  (PR vs. none) 0.79 0.24 – 2.6 0.70
Current smoking 0.26 0.05 – 1.4 0.12
Total score at 1 month* 0.93 0.6 – 1.4 0.75
  1. * denotes continuous variable.
  2. CI = confidence interval, F = female, M = male, PR = partial response.