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Table 2 Summary of meta-analysis results

From: Pretreatment neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio in determining the prognosis of head and neck cancer: a meta-analysis

Outcomes Variable N References Fixed-effect model Random-reffect model Heterogeneity
HR(95%CI) p HR(95%CI) p I2 p
OS Ethnicity         
  Asian 8 [24, 26, 29, 30, 34, 35, 37, 42] 1.72 (1.46,2.03) < 0.001 1.87 (1.46,2.40) < 0.001 49% 0.056
  Caucasian 6 [25, 33, 36, 38, 39, 41] 1.85 (1.44,2.37) < 0.001 1.83 (1.34,2.51) < 0.001 26% 0.239
  cutoff value         
  2.1 < cutoff< 3 8 [24, 26, 29, 30, 34, 37, 38, 41] 1.63 (1.39,1.91) < 0.001 1.71 (1.43,2.17) < 0.001 47.60% 0.064
  3 < =cutoff< 4 3 [25, 35, 42] 1.88 (1.28,2.77) 0.001 1.95 (1.24,3.06) 0.04 18.30% 0.249
  cutoff> = 4 3 [33, 36, 39] 2.41 (1.70,3.44) < 0.001 2.41 (1.70,3.44) < 0.001 0 0.675
DFS   4 [25, 30, 34, 40] 1.99 (1.46,2.71) < 0.001 1.99 (1.46,2.71) < 0.001 0 0.457
MFS   3 [27, 28, 39] 1.92 (1.36,2.72) < 0.001 1.92 (1.36,2.72) < 0.001 0 0.614
PFS   5 [24, 29, 35, 38, 42] 1.60 (1.37,1.87) < 0.001 2.17 (1.20,3.92) 0.01 91.30% 0