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Table 2 NLR values at various times before death

From: Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio has a prognostic value for patients with terminal cancer

Time before death Numbers of patients Neutrophils × 109/L, mean ± standard deviation Lymphocytes × 109/L, mean ± standard deviation NLR, mean ± standard deviation (median)
3 months 109 4.84 ± 3.99 1.07 ± 0.54 5.64 ± 6.30 (3.83)
2 months 111 5.62 ± 3.45 0.99 ± 0.52 6.65 ± 5.36 (5.38)
4 weeks 112 7.93 ± 5.02 0.87 ± 0.49 12.28 ± 11.25 (8.53)
3 weeks 99 7.90 ± 4.23 0.78 ± 0.50 13.91 ± 13.83 (10.22)
2 weeks 110 9.10 ± 5.71 0.84 ± 1.03 25.15 ± 36.93 (11.48)
1 week 100 11.53 ± 7.48 0.55 ± 0.41 44.28 ± 56.62 (21.16)
3 days 96 13.50 ± 11.25 0.52 ± 0.71 57.74 ± 61.41 (37.40)