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Table 2 Mortality in German Shepherd Dogs with a recorded cause of death under primary-care veterinary at UK practices participating in the VetCompassTM Programme from January 1st, 2013 to December 31st, 2013 (n = 221)

From: Demography and disorders of German Shepherd Dogs under primary veterinary care in the UK

Grouped level disorder Overall count (%) Female count (%) Male count P-value male vs female
Musculoskeletal disorder 36 (16.3) 18 (19.1) 18 (14.2) 0.332
Inability to stand 33 (14.9) 17 (18.1) 16 (12.6) 0.258
Neoplasia 32 (14.5) 14 (14.9) 18 (14.2) 0.880
Spinal cord disorder 30 (13.6) 10 (10.6) 20 (15.7) 0.273
Mass-associated disorder 14 (6.3) 7 (7.4) 7 (5.5) 0.559
Brain disorder 11 (5.0) 3 (3.2) 8 (6.3) 0.294
Cardiac disease 11 (5.0) 2 (2.1) 9 (7.1) 0.094
Behavioural disorder 10 (4.5) 2 (2.1) 8 (6.3) 0.140
Gastro-intestinal 7 (3.2) 2 (2.1) 5 (3.9) 0.448
Cutaneous disorder 5 (2.3) 4 (4.3) 1 (0.8) 0.087
Anorexia 4 (1.8) 2 (2.1) 2 (1.6) 0.761
Abdominal disorder 3 (1.4) 2 (2.1) 1 (0.8) 0.395
Lethargy 3 (1.4) 2 (2.1) 1 (0.8) 0.395
Renal disease 3 (1.4)   3 (2.4) 0.134
Other 19 (8.6) 9 (9.6) 10 (7.9)  
  1. The P-value reflects comparison between the prevalence in females and males