Treated Prevalence of Pneumonia in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

propensity scores
logistic regression


  • In this retrospective cohort study (n=2500) using the 2019 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), it was found that the odds of an RA patient developing pneumonia, is 2.20 (95% CI 1.29-3.65) times the odds of a non-RA patient developing pneumonia

  • The statistical analyses involved propensity score matching, logistic regression and a sensitivity analysis

  • All data cleaning and analyses were conducted in R version 4.0

  • Presented at Case Western Reserve in May 2021