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Table 2 Characteristics of patients according to LMR

From: Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio associated with poor prognosis in oral cancer: a retrospective study

VariablesLMRP value
Low, n (%)High, n (%)
Number of patients180 (41.6)253 (58.4) 
Sex
 Male112 (62.2)134 (53.0)0.062 *
 Female68 (37.8)119 (47.0) 
Age
 Range (Years)22–9223–98 
 Mean ± SD67.8 ± 12.965.3 ± 13.80.057 **
  ≥ 6466 (36.7)107 (42.3)0.273 *
  ≤ 65114 (63.3)146 (57.7) 
Smoking history
 No94 (52.2)125 (49.4)0.680 *
 Yes32 (17.8)37 (14.6) 
 Unknown54 (30.0)91 (36.0) 
Alcohol consumption
 No63 (35.0)89 (35.2)0.282 *
 Yes63 (35.0)68 (26.9) 
 Unknown54 (30.0)96 (37.9) 
Performance status
 078 (43.3)149 (58.9)0.002 *
  ≥ 1100 (55.6)102 (40.3) 
 Unknown2 (1.1)2 (0.8) 
Subsite
 Tongue75 (41.7)136 (53.8)0.015 *
 Other105 (58.3)117 (46.2) 
T classification
 1, 2111 (61.7)190 (75.1)0.003 *
 3, 4a/b69 (38.3)63 (24.9) 
N classification
 0110 (61.1)186 (73.5)0.007 *
 Others70 (38.9)67 (26.5) 
Pathological status
 Pathological extranodal extension
  ENE -41 (52.6)48 (60.0)0.423 *
  ENE +37 (47.4)32 (40.0) 
 Number of pathological lymph node metastases
  0, 174 (58.3)99 (68.3)0.101 *
   ≥ 253 (41.7)46 (31.7) 
 Surgical margins
  Negative133 (73.9)194 (76.7)0.417 *
  Involved margins45 (25.0)54 (21.3) 
  Unknown2 (1.1)5 (2.0) 
 Histological differentiation
  Well differentiated107 (59.4)154 (60.9)0.736 *
  Moderately or poorly differentiated72 (40.0)96 (37.9) 
  Unknown1 (0.6)3 (1.2) 
  1. ENE Extranodal extension; LMR Lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio
  2. *: Fisher’s exact test **: Mann–Whitney U test