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Table 3 Correlation between the number of immune cells and muscle mass variables, all patients (n = 30)

From: Immunohistochemical phenotyping of T cells, granulocytes, and phagocytes in the muscle of cancer patients: association with radiologically defined muscle mass and gene expression

  Total T cells CD4 T cells CD8 T cells CD3−CD4+ cells Total granulocytes/phagocytes Granulocytes/phagocytes subtype 1 Granulocytes/phagocytes subtype 2
Muscle fiber CSA r 0.63 0.41 0.63 0.45 0.29 0.46 − 0.05
p 0.0002 0.026 0.0002 0.012 0.126 0.011 0.784
SMI r 0.49 0.28 0.44 0.2 − 0.003 0.14 − 0.16
p 0.006 0.136 0.014 0.59 0.986 0.44 0.395
SMI z-scores r 0.44 0.12 0.49 0.24 − 0.04 0.05 − 0.12
p 0.016 0.517 0.005 0.186 0.823 0.782 0.527
  1. r = Spearman’s coefficient of correlation. p = < 0.05: statistical significance. CSA cross-sectional area, SMI skeletal muscle index