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Table 2 Comparison of the baseline NLR stratified by the GOLD COPD grade

From: Clinical utility of blood neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio in Japanese COPD patients

GOLD COPD grade NLR
1 1.9 (1.4–2.4)
2 2.1 (1.5–2.6)
3 2.3 (2.0–3.0)*
4 2.7 (1.9–5.3)
  1. Data are shown as median (interquartile range). P-values among the four groups; p = 0.002, *p = 0.008 vs. grade 1
  2. GOLD Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, NLR Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte ratio