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Table 4 Association of pathological features and NLR in patients

From: Predictive value of lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients with oesophageal cancer undergoing concurrent chemoradiotherapy

Characteristic,n = 204 NLR < 2.64 NLR > =2.64 P
N-staging
 N0 26 49  
 NI + N2 71 58 < 0.05
Treatment efficacy
 CR + PR 63 34  
 SD + PD 34 73 < 0.05
T-staging
 T1 + T2 38 33  
 T3 + T4 59 74 0.212
Tumor location
 Upper thoracic 40 62  
 Lower thoracic 57 45 0.017
Age
  < 65 years old 48 54  
  > =65 years old 49 53 0.889
Sex
 Male 79 92  
 Female 18 15 0.066
Drinking history
 Yes 41 59  
 No 56 48 0.379
Differentiation
 Medium-high differentiation 71 76  
 Low differentiation 26 31 0.73
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