The identification of bladder tumor characteristics which may affect tumor recurrence has been of interest to the clinician for a long time. Previous attempts to identify predictive factors of recurrence involved comparisons based on the twelve-month recurrence rate in a prospective clinical investigation of bladder tumor patients observed over a five-year period. A statistical regression model known as the proportional hazards model was employed to identify these factors using the disease-free interval as the outcome variable. Prior bladder cancer history, age at admission, initial tumor stage, grade, number, size, shape, and site were examined. The results confirm that a patient's prior history of bladder cancer must be considered in evaluating his likelihood of tumor recurrence. The analysis then focuses on patients with no prior history for predictive factors of recurrence.