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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of prognostic factors in patients with metastatic NPC

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

Characteristic Model 1 Model 2
  HR (95 % CI) P value HR (95 % CI) P value
N stage (N2-3 vs. N0-1) 1.42(1.18, 1.72) <0.001 1.39(1.15,1.68) 0.001
Number of metastatic lesions (≥2 vs. 1) 1.73(1.29, 2.32) <0.001 1.87(1.40,2.52) <0.001
Liver metastasis (present vs. absent) 1.38(1.14, 1.67) 0.001 1.29(1.06,1.57) 0.010
Lymphocyte count (≥1.390 × 109/L vs. <1.390 × 109/L) NA NA 0.77(0.64,0.93) 0.007
Monocyte count (≥0.665 × 109/L vs. <0.665 × 109/L) NA NA 1.98(1.63,2.41) <0.001
LMR (≥2.475 vs. <2.475) 0.50(0.41, 0.60) <0.001 NA NA
  1. NA, not applicable. Other footnotes as in Table 1