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Table 2 Multivariate analysis of the relationship between PD-L1 expression and selected factors which have significance via univariate analysis by logistic regression SUVmax as an independent predictor of PD-L1 expression by multivariate analysis

From: PD-L1 expression correlation with metabolic parameters of FDG PET/CT and clinicopathological characteristics in non-small cell lung cancer

  Factor Odds ratio 95% confidence interval P value
Overall (n= 374) Sex 0.38 0.07–2.11 0.268
  Smoking 3.86 0.70–21.18 0.121
  Location 2.55 0.757–8.582 0.131
  SUVmax 1.14 1.08–1.20 0.000*
  TLG-P 0.98 0.96–1.01 0.109
  TLG-C 1.02 0.99–1.05 0.129
AC (n= 283) Sex 0.28 0.02–3.33 0.313
  Smoking 4.70 0.39–55.97 0.221
  SUVmax 1.16 1.07–1.24 0.000*
  TLG-P 0.97 0.93–1.01 0.104
  TLG-C 1.03 0.99–1.07 0.147
SCC (n= 91) Sex 0.18 0.01–7.21 0.358
  Smoking 3.40 0.30–38.09 0.320
  Location 1.97 0.57–6.79 0.281
  SUVmax 1.12 1.01–1.24 0.032*
  TLG-P 0.99 0.95–1.02 0.381
  TLG-C 1.01 0.98–1.05 0.407
  1. AC and SCC represent adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma and *P < 0.05