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Table 4 Diagnostic performance of neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio in the prediction of unfavorable outcomes

From: Role of some inflammatory biomarkers in prediction of short-term outcome in acute ischemic stroke

Variables NLR
Cutoff point More than 3.7
Sensitivity 77.8%
Specificity 87.5%
Accuracy 81.7%
Positive predictive value 90.3%
Negative predictive value 72.4%
Likelihood ratio positive 6.2
Likelihood ratio negative 0.25
Area under curve 0.89 (0.82–1.0)
P value <0.001**
  1. NLR neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio
  2. **Highly significant