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Table 2 Clinicopathological characteristics grouped by NLR and PNI status

From: Preoperative neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio and prognostic nutritional index predict survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer

  Cases NLR PNI
   <2.5 ≥2.5 P value <50 ≥50 P value
Sex
 Female 121 88 33 0.038 36 85 0.002
 Male 213 131 82   100 113  
Age
70 165 116 49 0.072 45 120 <0.001
 >s70 169 103 66   91 78  
Smoking history
 Never 123 90 33 0.026 39 84 0.010
 Smoker 211 129 82   97 114  
CEA
 Normal 231 165 66 0.001 87 144 0.089
 High 103 54 49   49 54  
Tumor size
 T1 161 116 45 0.016 51 110 0.001
 T2 + 3 173 103 70   85 88  
Nodal metastasis
 Negative 270 181 89 0.246 110 160 0.986
 Positive 64 38 26   26 38  
Histological type
 Adenoca 231 159 72 0.060 81 150 0.002
 Non-adenoca 103 60 43   55 48  
Tumor differentiation
 Well 118 85 33 0.066 39 79 0.035
 Mod + por 216 134 82   97 119  
Vascular invasion
 Negative 190 139 51 0.001 68 122 0.035
 Positive 144 80 64   68 76  
NLR       
 <2.5 220   54 165 <0.001
 ≥2.5 114   82 33  
PNI       
 <50 136 54 82 <0.001  
 ≥50 198 165 33   
  1. NLR neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio, PNI prognostic nutritional index, adenoca adenocarcinoma, mod+por moderate+poorly