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Table 2 Correlation of baseline LMR with clinicopathologic characteristics of patients with metastatic NPC

From: Elevated peripheral blood lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio predicts a favorable prognosis in the patients with metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Characteristic LMR < 2.475 LMR ≥ 2.475 r value P value
Total 335 337   
Gender     
Male 277 269 0.037 0.342
Female 58 68   
Age (years)     
<46 157 159 −0.003 0.935
≥46 178 178   
T stage     
T1-T2 136 137 <0.001 0.988
T3-T4 199 200   
N stage     
N0-N1 138 135 0.012 0.765
N2-N3 197 202   
Metastasis at presentation     
Absent 238 137 0.306 <0.001
Present 97 200   
Number of metastatic lesions     
1 34 71 −0.150 <0.001
≥2 301 266   
Bone metastasis     
Absent 139 141 −0.004 0.927
Present 196 196   
Liver metastasis     
Absent 197 246 −0.150 <0.001
Present 138 91   
Lung metastasis     
Absent 224 238 −0.041 0.294
Present 111 99   
Extraregional lymph node metastasis     
Absent 233 264 −0.100 0.009
Present 102 73   
EBV VCA/IgA     
<1:80 36 44 −0.037 0.339
1:80–1:320 197 198   
≥1:640 102 95   
EBV EA/IgA     
<1:10 56 72 −0.055 0.151
1:10–1:20 109 107   
≥1:40 170 158   
  1. Footnotes as in Table 1