Table 2

Characteristics of RA patients on methotrexate with and without previous pneumonia (n=152)

VariablePneumonia (n=11)No pneumonia (n=141)p Value
Mean age (years)67620.47
Female (%)72700.88
Duration of RA (years)14130.90
Oral steroids (%)4590.004
Pneumovax (%)36850.0007
Mean methotrexate dose (mg/week)16180.90
Cardiopulmonary (%) comorbidity45350.35
  • RA, rheumatoid arthritis.