"Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio as a Predictive Marker of Vestibular Schwannoma Growth. Otology & Neurotology 2016;37: 580-5".
- Satvinder Singh Bakshi
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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.