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Table 3 Correlation coefficients between PHQ-9 score and NLR and other variables in MHD patients

From: High neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio is a significant predictor of depressive symptoms in maintenance hemodialysis patients: a cross-sectional study

Variables r P
Male, n (%)  − 0.043 0.587
Age (years)  − 0.036 0.655
Dialysis Duration (months)  − 0.115 0.146
Diabetic Mellitus (%)  − 0.009 0.908
Hypertension (%)  − 0.110 0.166
RDW (%) 0.127 0.110
NLR 0.279  < 0.001*
PLR 0.062 0.438
HGB (g/L)  − 0.067 0.398
Alb (g/L)  − 0.209 0.008*
Ferritin (ng/ml)  − 0.096 0.225
hsCRP (mg/L)  − 0.006 0.948
  1. *Significant at p < 0.05
  2. Abbreviations: RDW Red cell distribution width, NLR Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, PLR Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio, HGB Hemoglobin, Alb Albumin, hsCRP High-sensitivity C-reactive protein