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Table 2 Results of the logistic regression analysis to elicit the association of ultrasound characteristics and thyroid malignancy (n = 263)

From: Diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound characteristics in the identification of malignant thyroid nodules

Ultrasound characteristic B SE Wald df p value Adjusted OR 95% CI
Taller than wide 0.912 0.473 3.710 1 0.054 2.5 1.0–6.3
Hypoechogenicity 1.533 0.469 10.679 1 0.001 4.6 1.8–11.6
Absent halo 0.914 0.534 2.924 1 0.087 2.5 0.9–7.1
Microcalcification 3.037 0.640 22.545 1 < 0.001 20.8 5.9–72.9
Internal vascularity 1.090 0.458 5.662 1 0.017 2.9 1.2–7.3
  1. 95% CI 95% confidence interval, df degree of freedom, OR odds ratio, SE standard error