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Table 3 Correlations between CAR, PLR and clinicopathological characteristics of patients

From: Clinical significance of prognostic inflammation-based and/or nutritional markers in patients with stage III gastric cancer

VariablesCARp valuePLRp value
LowHighLowHigh
n%n%n%n%
Age (years)
  ≤ 6811554.5214.3 7452.54351.2 
  > 689645.51285.70.0046747.54148.80.851
Sex
 Male13664.51178.6 9970.24857.1 
 Female7535.5321.40.3894229.83642.90.046
BMI (kg/m2)
 Low (≤21.9)10549.8964.3 6143.35363.1 
 High (> 21.9)10650.2535.70.2938056.73136.90.004
Performance status
 016176.3642.9 10775.96071.4 
 1–35023.7857.10.0063424.12428.60.460
Location
 U/M/L19793.41285.7 13293.67791.7 
 Whole146.6214.30.26196.478.30.582
Macroscopic type
 Type 0/1/25928.0214.3 4129.12023.8 
 Type 3/4/515272.01285.70.36110070.96476.20.390
Operative procedure
 Distal gastrectomy11052.1750.0 7251.14553.6 
 Total gastrectomy10147.9750.00.8776948.93946.40.716
Lymph node dissection
 D13014.2214.3 1913.51315.5 
 D218185.81285.71.00012286.57184.50.678
Histology
 Differentiated9143.1642.9 5841.13946.4 
 Undifferentiated12056.9857.10.9848358.94553.60.438
Lymphatic invasion
 Absent188.517.1 139.267.1 
 Present19391.51392.91.00012890.87892.90.588
Venous invasion
 Absent15071.1642.9 10272.35464.3 
 Present6128.9857.10.0273927.73035.70.205
TNM sub-stage
 IIIA7736.5321.4 5438.32631.0 
 IIIB6932.7321.4 4129.13136.9 
 IIIC5526.1857.10.1254632.62732.10.404
Tumor size (mm)
  ≤ 6011253.1321.4 8459.63136.9 
  > 609946.91178.60.0275740.45363.10.001
Adjuvant chemotherapy
 Absent3717.5428.6 2920.61214.3 
 Present17482.51071.40.29211279.47285.70.238
CAR
 Low (≤0.47)     13998.67285.7 
 High (> 0.47)     21.41214.3< 0.001
NLR
 Low (≤1.90)9846.417.1 8560.31416.7 
 High (> 1.90)11353.61392.90.0045639.77083.3< 0.001
PLR
 Low (≤172)13965.9285.7      
 High (> 172)7234.11285.7< 0.001     
PNI
 Low (≤45.6)7837.01285.7 3726.25363.1 
 High (> 45.6)13363.0214.3< 0.00110473.83136.9< 0.001
GPS
 017181.000 11581.65666.7 
 1/24019.014100< 0.0012618.42833.30.011
PI
 020597.200 13595.77083.3 
 1/262.814100< 0.00164.31416.70.002
Recurrence
 Absent11353.6428.6 8056.73744.0 
 Present9846.41071.40.0976143.34756.00.065
  1. BMI body mass index, PS performance status, TNM tumor-node-metastasis, CAR C-reactive protein/Albumin ratio, NLR neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio, PLR platelet to lymphocyte ratio, PNI Prognostic Nutritional Index, GPS Glasgow Prognostic Score, PI prognostic index