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Table 3 Association between B symptoms and clinical variables.

From: Inflammatory (B) symptoms are independent predictors of myelosuppression from chemotherapy in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) patients – analysis of data from a British National Lymphoma Investigation phase III trial comparing CHOP to PMitCEBO

Variable Category n B symptoms present p
Sex Female 311 169 (54.3) 0.577
  Male 353 184 (52.1)  
Age < 75 years 496 261 (52.6) 0.631
  GE 75 years 168 92 (54.8)  
Stage Stage 0–2 246 94 (38.2) < 0.001
  Stage 3–4 418 259 (62.0)  
Performance status Level 0–1 470 210 (44.7) < 0.001
  Level 2–4 183 137 (74.9)  
LDH Normal 216 95 (44.0) < 0.001
  Elevated 381 223 (58.5)  
Bone marrow aspirate Negative 508 266 (52.4) 0.040
  Positive 57 38 (66.7)  
Bone marrow trephine Negative 487 246 (50.5) < 0.001
  Positive 89 62 (69.7)