Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio Positively Correlates to Age in Healthy Population.


BACKGROUND Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) was reported to be an independent easy-to-measure marker for many diseases, while the distribution of NLR in healthy population was not formally studied. So we investigated NLR in healthy people in this study. METHODS Data include NLR, systolic pressure, diastolic pressure, and body mass index (BMI), which were collected from 3,262 healthy population. Correlations of NLR with variables were analyzed with SPSS16.0. RESULTS Results demonstrated that NLR was positively associated with age (P < 0.001). The eldest age group possessed the highest NLR and the youngest age group had the lowest NLR. NLR was also slightly positively associated with systolic pressure, diastolic pressure, and BMI (P < 0.001). CONCLUSION Older people possessed relatively high NLR in healthy population.

DOI: 10.1002/jcla.21791

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@article{Li2015NeutrophiltoLymphocyteRP, title={Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio Positively Correlates to Age in Healthy Population.}, author={Jian Li and Qingyu Chen and Xiaohong Luo and Jun Hyuk Hong and Kunyi Pan and Xianghua Lin and Xiaoqiang Liu and Lijun Zhou and Han Wang and Ying Xu and Hongyu Li and Chaohui Duan}, journal={Journal of clinical laboratory analysis}, year={2015}, volume={29 6}, pages={437-43} }