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Table 2 Prevalence of the 25 most common disorders at their greatest diagnostic precision recorded in Pugs attending primary-care veterinary practices participating in the VetCompass Programme in England from January 1st, 2013 to December 31st, 2013 (n = 1009)

From: Demography and health of Pugs under primary veterinary care in England

Diagnosis-level disorder Disorder count Prevalence % 95 % CI
Overweight/obesity 133 13.18 11.12–15.43
Corneal disorder 88 8.72 7.05–10.63
Otitis externa 76 7.53 5.98–9.34
Unspecified ear disorder 75 7.43 5.89–9.23
Anal sac impaction 66 6.54 5.09–8.25
Periodontal disease 62 6.14 4.74–7.81
Nails overlong 57 5.65 4.31–7.26
Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) 52 5.15 3.87–6.70
Vomiting 50 4.96 3.70–6.48
Diarrhoea 38 3.77 2.69–5.13
Upper respiratory tract noise increased 36 3.57 2.51–4.91
Intertrigo 32 3.17 2.18–4.45
Retained deciduous tooth 31 3.07 2.10–4.33
Umbilical hernia 28 2.78 1.85–3.99
Respiratory noise increased 28 2.78 1.85–3.99
Lameness 24 2.38 1.53–3.52
Ocular discharge 22 2.18 1.37–3.28
Pruritus 22 2.18 1.37–3.28
Pyotraumatic dermatitis 21 2.08 1.29–3.16
Alopecia 20 1.98 1.21–3.04
Conjunctivitis 19 1.88 1.14–2.93
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca 19 1.88 1.14–2.93
Coughing 18 1.78 1.06–2.80
Pyoderma 17 1.68 0.98–2.68