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Table 2 Univariable and multivariable linear regression analyses of BVAS and variables related to the inflammatory burdens in 160 patients with AAV

From: Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio at diagnosis can estimate vasculitis activity and poor prognosis in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis: a retrospective study

  Univariable analysis Multivariable analysis
(ESR, CRP and Lymphocyte)
Multivariable analysis
(ESR, CRP and NLR)
  Regression Coefficient
(Crude B)
Correlation Coefficient
(R = β)
P value Standardized β* 95% confidence interval P value Standardized β* 95% confidence interval P value
Demographic data at diagnosis
 Age (years old) 0.027 0.053 0.504       
Laboratory data at diagnosis
 WBC (/mm3) 0.000 0.095 0.232       
 Neutrophil (/mm3) 0.000 0.114 0.150       
 Lymphocyte (/mm3)* − 0.002 −0.198 0.012 −0.160 − 0.003, 0.000 0.045 N/A N/A N/A
 Platelet (×1,000/mm3) 0.003 0.060 0.449       
 ESR (mm/hr) 0.044 0.218 0.006 0.167 −0.003, 0.071 0.074 0.177 −0.001, 0.073 0.058
 CRP (mg/L) 0.023 0.169 0.033 0.044 −0.019, 0.031 0.644 0.029 −0.021, 0.029 0.757
 NLR 0.187 0.204 0.009 N/A N/A N/A 0.169 0.010, 0.299 0.036
  1. *We performed multivariable linear regression analyses of ESR and CRP with either lymphocyte count or NLR
  2. BVAS Birmingham vasculitis activity score, AAV antineutrophil associated vasculitis, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, CRP C-reactive protein, WBC white blood cell, NLR neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio