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Table 6 Comparison of the ΔNLR, ΔCLC, and ΔCPC in different subgroups according to TNM stages

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

Characteristics ΔNLR(%) ΔCLC(%) ΔCPC(%)
ART+IMRT IMRT P ART+IMRT IMRT P ART+IMRT IMRT P
T stage
 1–2(n = 30) 15.61 ± 65.69 59.03 ± 58.52 0.018* −117.93 ± 88.14 −406.47 ± 350.15 < 0.001* −6.80 ± 20.87 −19.07 ± 34.61 0.107
 3–4(n = 20) −27.92 ± 157.78 57.65 ± 34.57 0.032* −138.93 ± 155.13 −243.70 ± 240.36 0.095 −1.1 ± 26.93 −12.96 ± 29.24 0.199
N stage
 0–1(n = 18) 2.17 ± 130.78 76.54 ± 12.69 0.029* −109.18 ± 107.03 − 312.87 ± 219.52 0.003* −6.21 ± 24.70 −18.57 ± 25.47 0.171
 2–3(n = 32) −4.03 ± 107.59 66.85 ± 61.10 0.004* − 135.98 ± 129.10 − 357.39 ± 372.84 0.003* −3.58 ± 22.97 −15.53 ± 36.05 0.117
  1. Abbreviations: ART adaptive radiotherapy, IMRT Intensity-modulated radiotherapy, NLR neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, CLC circulating lymphocyte count; CPC, circulating platelet count
  2. *P ≤ 0.05