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Table 1 Associations of patient characteristics with the postoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR)

From: The preoperative and the postoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratios both predict prognosis in gastric cancer patients

Factors NLR P value
LNLR (n = 875) (%) HNLR (n = 352) (%)  
Age in years, (mean ± SD) 57.5 ± 11.7 60.8 ± 11.7 < 0.001
Gender    0.021
 Male 561 (64.1) 250 (71.0)  
 Female 314 (35.9) 102 (29.0)
Approach method    0.636
 Open 546 (62.4) 217 (61.7)  
 Laparoscopy 310 (35.4) 120 (36.9)
 Robot 19 (2.2) 5 (1.4)  
Extent of resection    0.173
 Partial gastrectomy 646 (73.8) 273 (77.6)  
 Total gastrectomy 229 (26.2) 79 (22.4)
Histologic type    0.002
 Differentiated 388 (44.3) 190 (54.0)  
 Undifferentiated 487 (55.7) 162 (46.0)
Depth of invasiona    0.428
 T1 544 (62.2) 219 (62.2)  
 T2 87 (9.9) 45 (12.8)
 T3 119 (13.6) 41 (11.7)
 T4 125 (14.3) 47 (13.3)
Node statusa    0.141
 N0 588 (67.2) 241 (68.5)  
 N1 119 (13.6) 35 (9.9)
 N2 89 (10.2) 33 (9.4)
 N3 79 (9.0) 43 (12.2)
Stagea    0.282
 I 567 (64.8) 237 (67.3)  
 II 157 (17.9) 50 (14.2)
 III 151 (17.3) 65 (18.5)
Adjuvant chemotherapy    0.024
 No 602 (68.8) 265 (75.3)  
 Yes 273 (31.2) 87 (24.7)  
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. aAccording to the AJCC TNM classification, 7th edition