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Table 2 Characteristics of hospitalized patients based on blood eosinophil count and neutrophil–lymphocyte ratio

From: Can eosinophilia and neutrophil–lymphocyte ratio predict hospitalization in asthma exacerbation?

  Eosinophil count P NLR P
\(\ge 298\) \(< 298\) \(\ge 2.52\) < 2.52
n = 68 n = 23 n = 53 n = 38
Patients’ demographic characteristics
 Gender 0.149    0.911
  Female, n (%) 26 (28.6) 5 (5.5)   20 (22) 11 (12.1)  
  Male, n (%) 42 (46.2) 18 (19.8)   38 (41.8) 22 (24.2)  
 Age (mean years ± SD) 5.25 \(\pm 3.74\) \(4.9 \pm 3.38\) 0.833 \(6.02 \pm 3.36\) \(3.67 \pm 3.68\) < 0.001
Hospital course
 Antibiotic therapy, n (%) 48 (52.7) 15 (16.5) 0.63 39 (42.9) 24 (26.4) 0.586
 Admission days (mean ± SD) \(3.82 \pm 3.37\) \(3.78 \pm 2.45\) 0.426 \(3.72 \pm 3.45\) \(3.97 \pm 2.58\) 0.199
 Eosinophil count (mean ± SD) \(688.9 \pm 344.1\) \(140.8 \pm 86.6\)   \(540.7 \pm 377.4\) \(259.4 \pm 297.1\) < 0.001
 NLR (mean ± SD) \(5.2 \pm 3.9\) \(1.9 \pm 2.5\) < 0.001 \(6.1 \pm 3.62\) \(0.97 \pm 0.65\)  
 Associated pneumonia, n (%) 3 (3.3) 4 (4.4) 0.672 2 (2.2) 5 (5.5) 0.124