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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics According to the 6-months Outcome

From: Circulating neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio at admission predicts the long-term outcome in acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury patients

  Full cohort Poor outcome (AIS A to C) Good outcome (AIS D to E) P value
N 377 172 205  
Age (yrs) (mean ± SD) 46.05 ± 17.93 52.91 ± 13.61 44.61 ± 16.34 < 0.001
Male (N, %) 212 (56.2) 102 (59.3) 110 (48.9) 0.298
Mechanism of injury (n, %)     0.762
 Motor vehicle accident 87 (23.1) 38 (22.1) 49 (23.9)  
 Fall 99 (26.3) 51 (29.7) 48 (23.4)  
 Stumble 102 (27.1) 49 (28.5) 53 (25.8)  
 Blow to spine 68 (18.0) 31 (18.1) 37 (18.1)  
 Others 21 (5.5) 8 (4.6) 13 (6.3)  
GCS at admission 14.8 ± 0.4 14.7 ± 0.4 14.8 ± 0.3 0.562
Baseline AIS grade (n, %)
 A 129 (34.2) 80 (46.5) 49 (23.9) < 0.001
 B 61 (16.2) 48 (27.9) 13 (6.3) < 0.001
 C 72 (19.1) 51 (29.6) 21 (10.2) < 0.001
 D 115 (30.5) 3 (1.7) 112 (54.6) < 0.001
Coagulopathy (n, %) 87 (23.1) 59 (34.3) 28 (13.7) < 0.001
Charleson Co-morbidity Index > 1 (n, %) 79 (20.9) 41 (20.9) 38 (20.7) 0.253
WBCs, (×109/L) 14.68 ± 5.19 19.01 ± 6.32 13.18 ± 4.59 < 0.001
Neutrophil ratio 0.87 ± 0.09 0.89 ± 0.09 0.81 ± 0.05 < 0.001
Lymphocyte ratio 0.13 ± 0.06 0.09 ± 0.03 0.12 ± 0.07 < 0.001
NLR 13.28 ± 11.46 25.73 ± 11.36 7.98 ± 7.31 < 0.001
  1. Data are given as mean ± SD, or n (%) unless otherwise noted