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Table 1 Demographic comparison between six Dachshund varieties, reported by their owners as part of the DachsLife 2015 survey (n = 2031)

From: DachsLife 2015: an investigation of lifestyle associations with the risk of intervertebral disc disease in Dachshunds

Variable Category MSH MLH MWH SSH SLH SWH Significant difference?
Age (months) Median (IQR) 41.1 (18.6–71.8) 62.7 (28.9–95.9) 52.5 (27.2–88.9) 58.8 (29.4–94.5) 66.2 (39.8–92.0) 52.5 (27.5–88.9) KW: 70.8, P < 0.001
Bodyweight (kg) Median (IQR) 5.4 (4.5–6.5) 5.5 (4.6–6.5) 5.5 (4.8–6.5) 9.5 (6.4–11.5) 12.6 (10.0–15.0) 11.2 (10.0–12.7) KW: 853.6, P < 0.001
Sex/neuter Female entire % (n) 19.0 % (146) 19.6 % (70) 21.5 % (67) 14.5 % (30) 18.9 % (24) 26.7 % (69) X 2 = 41.9, P < 0.001
Female neutered % (n) 29.4 % (226) 28.5 % (102) 30.4 % (95) 23.7 % (49) 29.9 % (38) 26.7 % (69)
Male entire % (n) 22.2 % (171) 20.1 % (72) 25.3 % (79) 25.1 % (52) 25.2 % (32) 29.5 % (76)
Male neutered % (n) 29.4 % (226) 31.8 % (114) 22.8 % (71) 36.7 % (76) 26.0 % (33) 17.1 % (44)
Body condition score 1 % (n) 2.3 % (18) 3.9 % (14) 3.9 % (12) 2.9 % (6) 0.8 % (1) 3.5 % (9) X 2 = 31.9, P = 0.044
2 % (n) 8.5 % (65) 11.8 % (42) 8.1 % (25) 11.2 % (23) 5.6 % (7) 7.4 % (19)
3 % (n) 82.4 % (631) 74.2 % (264) 78.5 % (241) 81.6 % (168) 85.7 % (108) 84.8 % (218)
4 % (n) 6.4 % (49) 9.3 % (33) 9.1 % (28) 3.9 % (8) 6.3 % (8) 4.3 % (11)
5 % (n) 0.4 % (3) 0.8 % (3) 0.3 % (1) 0.5 % (1) 1.6 % (2) 0.0 % (0)