Table 3.

Baseline characteristics based on NLR groups for all study patients

Baseline characteristicsNLR ratioP
<5 (n = 95)≥5 (n = 73)
n%n%
Age
 <65576038520.303
 ≥6538403548
Gender
 Male768061840.555
 Female19201216
Performance status
 ECOG 0212314200.606
 ECOG ≥170775780
Histologic subtype
 Epithelioid657641590.017
 Nonepithelioid20242941
Baseline white cell count (× 109/L)
 <8.359621926<0.001
 ≥8.336385474
Baseline platelet count (× 109/L)
 ≤400626533450.009
 >40033354055
Hemoglobin difference, g/L
 <10242515210.473
 ≥1071755879
Clinical stage
 I–II616380.269
 III–IV32843692

Abbreviations: ECOG, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group; NLR, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio.