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Table 3 Association between PLR and the patients’ characteristics

From: Clinical significance of peripheral blood-derived inflammation markers in advanced gastric cancer after radical resection

  PLR < 154 PLR ≥ 154 p value
Age (year) 0.223
 ≤ 60 78 55  
 > 60 110 103  
Gender 0.818
 Male 128 105  
 Female 60 53  
Tumor location 0.941
 Upper third 26 47  
 Middle third 23 17  
 Lower third 133 116  
 Two-thirds or more 6 4  
Tumor size < 0.001
 ≤ 5 cm 135 73  
 > 5 cm 53 85  
Histologic type 0.156
 Differentiated 74 75  
 Undifferentiated 114 83  
Perineural invasion 0.194
 Absence 79 78  
 Presence 109 80  
Lymphovascular invasion 0.509
 Absence 77 59  
 Presence 111 99  
T category 0.835
 T1 7 4  
 T2 15 10  
 T3 7 6  
 T4a 153 135  
 T4b 6 3  
N category 0.416
 N0 35 28  
 N1 39 29  
 N2 58 41  
 N3a 45 43  
 N3b 11 17  
CEA 0.275
 ≤ 5 ng/mL 166 133  
 > 5 ng/mL 22 25  
  1. PLR Platelet-lymphocyte ratio
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