Table 3– Survival and causes of death in patients with lung disease directly associated with rheumatoid arthritis
Median survival yrs3.9179.
5-yr survival %36.687.193.888.960.
10-yr survival %24.681.793.847.460.00.038.946.0
Total deaths45 (78.9)5 (16.1)2 (12.5)3 (27.3)2 (40.0)5 (100)9 (47.4)71 (49.3)
Cause of death
 Acute exacerbation of UIP1500000419
 Acute exacerbation of bronchiectasis02000013
 Disease progression900103013
 Other pulmonary infections31000004
 Lung cancer51000006
 Drug-induced pneumonitis10000001
 Radiation pneumonitis#10000001
 Nonrespiratory disease502012313
  • Data are presented as n or n (%), unless otherwise indicated. UIP: usual interstitial pneumonia; NSIP: nonspecific interstitial pneumonia; OP: organising pneumonia; DAD: diffuse alveolar damage. #: due to irradiation for oesophageal cancer. p<0.001 (global log-rank test).