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Table 2 Correlation between NLR cutoff value and OS in HCC

From: Prognostic significance of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio in hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis

Cut-off value of NLR Number of study HR 95% CI p Heterogeneity
X2 I2 P*
NLR = 5 7 2.87 2.14–3.84 0.000 6.04 1% 0.42
NLR = 4 1 5.10 1.81–14.12 0.002 NA NA NA
4>NLR ≥ 3 2 2.32 1.58–3.42 0.000 0.29 0% 0.59
3>NLR ≥ 2 3 1.96 0.82–4.67 0.13 347.73 99% 0.000
NLR = 1.9 1 1.58 1.03–2.44 0.04 NA NA NA
  1. NLR: neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio; HR: hazard ratio; CI: confidence interval; NA: not available. “4>NLR ≥ 3” means a NLR cutoff value greater than or equal to 3 but less than 4; “3>NLR ≥ 2” means a NLR cutoff value greater than or equal to 2 but less than 3.