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Table 4 Univariate and multivariate analyses to identify preoperative predictors of peritoneal metastasis

From: The neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of peritoneal metastasis during staging laparoscopy for advanced gastric cancer: a retrospective cohort analysis

  Univariate analyses Multivariate analyses
Odds ratio P value Odds ratio P value
Age (> 70 years old) 2.2 0.27   
Gender (male) 0.5 0.28   
BMI (< 20) 2.2 0.28   
White blood cell (> 7000/μl) 0.6 0.51   
NLR (> 3.5) 25.5 < 0.0001 25.9 0.0006
Platelet count (< 30 × 104/μl) 1.2 0.83   
Hemoglobin (< 12 g/dl) 1.7 0.43   
CRP (> 1 mg/dl) 4.2 0.21   
Total protein (< 6.5 g/dl) 4.7 0.03 7.8 0.08
Albumin (< 3.5 g/dl) 5.1 0.04 2.8 0.53
Cholinesterase (< 240 U/l) 1.1 0.88   
CEA (> 5 ng/ml) 1.1 0.93   
CA19-9 (> 37 U/ml) 2.2 0.28   
CA125 (> 35 U/ml) 3.9 0.12   
Type 4 or diffuse type 3 6.3 0.02 5.6 0.13
T4a 2.5 0.30   
N2 a 0.35 0.13   
Stage IVa 2.2 0.29   
  1. BMI, Body mass index; NLR, neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio; CRP, C-reactive protein; CEA, carcinoembryonic antigen; CA19-9, carbohydrate antigen 19-9; CA125, carbohydrate antigen 125
  2. a7th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) [13]