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Table 2 AUCs, statistical findings associated criterion, and maximum sensitivity and specificity of the PLR and NLR with the optimal cutoff points

From: Does the preoperative platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio predict morbidity after gastrectomy for gastric cancer?

Results PLR NLR
AUC 0.60 0.556
SE 0.05 0.0521
95% CI 0.542–0.657 0.497–0.614
z statistic 1.937 1.084
Youden index 0.2222 0.1766
Associated criterion ≤0.55 > 3.92
Sensitivity (%) 50.00 37.50
Specificity (%) 72.22 80.16
  1. AUC area under the curve, CI confidence interval, NLR neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, PLR platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio, SE standard error.