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Table 3 Multivariate Cox regression analysis for LC and LWR in cohort 1(N = 378)

From: Lymphocyte count or percentage: which can better predict the prognosis of advanced cancer patients following palliative care?

Prognostic factors Median survival time (95% CI) HRa(95% CI) P value
LC    0.912
 Quartile 1(<0.8 × 10*9/L) 40.0 (32.1 ~ 48.0) Reference -
 Quartile 2(~1.1 × 10*9/L) 45.0 (28.2 ~ 61.8) 1.135(0.805 ~ 1.600) 0.471
 Quartile 3(~1.5 × 10*9/L) 58.0 (31.8 ~ 84.2) 1.081(0.768 ~ 1.520) 0.655
 Quartile 4(≥1.5 × 10*9/L) 60.0 (40.5 ~ 79.5) 1.082(0.777 ~ 1.506) 0.642
LWR    
 Quartile 1(<0.086) 19.0(13.0 ~ 25.0) Reference -
 Quartile 2(~0.138) 47.0(30.8 ~ 63.2) 0.563(0.407 ~ 0.778) 0.001
 Quartile 3(~0.208) 79.0(40.3 ~ 117.7) 0.532(0.381 ~ 0.742) <0.001
 Quartile 4(≥0.208) 101.0(55.1 ~ 146.9) 0.466(0.328 ~ 0.661) <0.001
  1. LC lymphocyte count, LWR lymphocyte to white blood cell ratio, OS overall survival, HR hazard ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. aCox regression model controlling for Age; Gender; Family history; Smoke history; Nutrient status; ECOG; Primary tumor site; Tumor stage; Concomitant disease