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Table 2 Comparison of radiotherapy-related variables between the two groups

From: Impact of adaptive intensity-modulated radiotherapy on the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Characteristics ART+IMRT(n = 50) IMRT(n = 50) P
Pre-NLR 2.00 ± 1.78 2.81 ± 2.54 0.076
Pre-CLC(109/L) 1.54 ± 0.60 1.66 ± 0.76 0.381
Pre-CNC(109/L) 4.12 ± 1.65 4.16 ± 1.87 0.907
Pre-CPC(109/L) 222.9 ± 63.02 239.8 ± 59.93 0.155
Pre-HB(g/L) 143.26 ± 15.46 138.92 ± 44.15 0.534
ΔNLR(%) −1.80 ± 114.02 70.34 ± 49.40 < 0.001*
ΔCLC(%) − 126.33 ± 119.97 −341.36 ± 320.99 < 0.001*
ΔCNC(%) −14.43 ± 65.43 −30.57 ± 89.83 0.288
ΔCPC(%) −4.52 ± 23.15 −16.62 ± 32.07 0.036*
ΔHCG(%) 45.68 ± 11.19 −45.7 ± 26.88 0.303
Δweight (Kg) −3.76 ± 3.13 −5.04 ± 2.09 0.025*
ΔWeight(%) −7.99 ± 3.60 −5.98 ± 4.87 0.030*
Acute radiation injury classification
 Parotid glands    < 0.001*
  0 0 0  
  1 13 0  
  2 37 50  
  3 0 0  
  4 0 0  
 Skin    < 0.001*
  0 2 0  
  1 38 18  
  2 9 26  
  3 1 6  
  4 0 0  
 Oral    < 0.001*
  0 8 0  
  1 0 14  
  2 28 12  
  3 14 24  
  4 0 0  
  1. Abbreviations: NLR neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, CLC circulating lymphocyte count, CPC circulating platelet count, CNC circulating neutrophil granulocyte count, HB the haemoglobin count
  2. *P ≤ 0.05