Table 1

Pneumococcal titres and other variables in vaccinated and non-vaccinated patients with RA on methotrexate

VariableVaccinated (n=124)Non-vaccinated (n=28)p Value
Mean age (years)63620.99
Female (%)72700.90
Mean titres (units)99530.02
Unprotected (%)14320.016
Immunised vs flu (%)83830.99
Oral steroids (%)10140.74
Mean methotrexate dose (mg/week)18170.94
Other DMARD (%)43470.91
  • DMARD, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs; RA, rheumatoid arthritis.