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Table 2 Correlation analysis of NLR, PLR and Hb and major clinical factors

From: Association between neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio, and diabetic retinopathy among diabetic patients without a related family history

Variable NLR PLR (*0.1) Hb(g/L)
R P R P R P
Gender (male/female) −0.061 0.190 0.080 0.082 −0.465 0.000**
Hypertension (no/yes) 0.053 0.247 −0.008 0.855 −0.130 0.005**
Age (years) 0.055 0.238 0.029 0.534 −0.150 0.001**
NLR 1 1 0.520 0.000** −0.115 0.012*
MLR (*10) 0.609 0.000** 0.446 0.000** 0.004 0.934
PLR (*0.1) 0.520 0.000** 1 1 −0.289 0.000**
Diabetes course (month) 0.125 0.007** 0.093 0.044* −0.266 0.000**
BMI (kg/m2) −0.021 0.651 −0.117 0.011* 0.194 0.000**
FPG (mmol/L) 0.015 0.755 −0.063 0.184 0.080 0.091
HbA1c (%) −0.001 0.980 −0.072 0.129 0.076 0.110
Hb (g/L) −0.115 0.012* −0.289 0.000** 1 1
BUN (mmol/L) 0.100 0.033* −0.042 0.371 −0.220 0.000**
Scr (mmol/L) 0.173 0.000** 0.079 0.092 −0.065 0.168
Sulfonylureas (no/yes) −0.078 0.090 0.049 0.291 -0.016 0.725
Biguanides (no/yes) 0.033 0.476 −0.058 0.209 0.072 0.120
Insulin (no/yes) 0.081 0.081 −0.032 0.491 0.009 0.839
  1. NLR neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, MLR monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio, PLR platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio, BMI body mass index, FPG fasting plasma glucose, HbA1c glycated hemoglobin A1c, Hb hemoglobin, BUN blood urea nitrogen, Scr serum creatinine, R correlation coefficient
  2. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01