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Table 4 Predictors of pterygium recurrence

From: Characteristics and recurrence of pterygium in Saudi Arabia: a single center study with a long follow‐up

Factors   Total Number Recurrence (%) β OR 95 % CI P-value
Age Under 50 38 8 (21.1) 0.470 1.6 0.543–4.716 0.394
Above 50 56 8 (14.3)   1   
Gender Female 24 4 (16.7) -0.034 0.967 0.280–3.342 0.957
Male 70 12 (17.1)   1   
Smoking 8 1 (12.5) -0.391 0.676 0.077–5.911 0.724
BMI Underweight 3 0 -20.147 0 0 0.999
Normal 27 3 (18.8) -1.023 0.359 0.085–1.524 0.165
Overweight 33 5 (31.3) -0.667 0.513 0.148–1.785 0.294
Obese 31 8 (50)   1   
Bilaterality 9 3 (18.8) 1.019 2.769 0.614–12.492 0.185
Dry eye disease 20 7 (35) 1.358 3.889 1.227–12.323 0.021
Diabetes mellitus 31 7 (22.6) 0.560 1.750 0.538–5.250 0.318
Dyslipidemia 37 9 (24.3) 0.831 2.296 0.771–6.833 0.135
Hypertension 34 7 (20.6) 0.385 1.469 0.493–4.380 0.49
Severity Cornea involvement 52 12 (75) 1.047 2.850 0.845–9.611 0.091
Location Temporal 7 1 (14.3) -0.223 0.800 0.090–7.140 0.842
Nasal 87 15 (17.2)   1