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Table 1 Characteristics of patients according to NLR

From: Preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio predicts recurrence of patients with single-nodule small hepatocellular carcinoma following curative resection: a retrospective report

Characteristics NLR P
≤2.1 (n = 130) >2.1 (n = 92)
Gender (male vs female) 111 vs 19 78 vs 14 NS
Age 52.0 ± 11.3 55.1 ± 10.0 0.049
Albumin (g/L) 41.81 ± 5.13 42.13 ± 4.77 NS
ALT (U/L) 59.88 ± 82.22 64.65 ± 110.44 NS
AST (U/L) 39.25 ± 20.63 54.99 ± 83.46 NS
TB (mg/dL) 0.84 ± 0.34 1.16 ± 1.08 0.012
Cr (mg/dL) 0.87 ± 0.17 0.98 ± 0.78 NS
Lymphocyte counts (109/L) 1.80 ± 0.66 1.20 ± 0.50 <0.001
Neutrophil counts (109/L) 2.59 ± 0.83 4.70 ± 2.61 <0.001
WBC counts (109/L) 4.90 ± 1.45 6.49 ± 2.79 <0.001
HBsAg (positive vs negative) 118 vs 12 72 vs 20 0.011
Anti-HCV (positive vs negative) 1 vs 129 0 vs 92 NS
AFP (ng/mL) (≤20 vs >20) 51 vs 79 40 vs 52 NS
INR 1.02 ± 0.077 1.03 ± 0.09 NS
Platelet counts (109/L) 137.36 ± 57.08 134.16 ± 62.42 NS
Vascular invasion (yes vs no) 25 vs 105 24 vs 68 NS
Tumor differentiation (I–II vs III–IV) 94 vs 36 73 vs 19 NS
Tumor encapsulation (yes vs no) 50 vs 80 45 vs 47 NS
Tumor size (≤3.0 vs >3.0) 74 vs 56 40 vs 52 NS
TNM stage (I–II vs IIIA) 108 vs 22 70 vs 22 NS
Postoperative TACE (yes vs no) 37 vs 93 32 vs 60 NS
Re-operation (yes vs no) 10 vs 120 6 vs 86 NS
  1. NLR neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, ALT alanine aminotransferase, AST aspartate aminotransferase, TB total bilirubin, Cr creatinine, WBC white blood cell, HBsAg hepatitis B surface antigen, AFP alpha-fetoprotein, INR international normal ratio, TNM tumor-node-metastasis, TACE transarterial chemoembolization