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Table 4 Prevalence of the most common disorder groups recorded in German Shepherds Dogs (n = 2197) attending UK primary-care veterinary practices participating in the VetCompassTM Programme from January 1st, 2013 to December 31st, 2013

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

Grouped-level disorder Count Overall prevalence 95% CI Female prevalence Male prevalence P-value
Musculoskeletal 253 15.24 13.54–17.06 13.29 17.23 0.026
Cutaneous 232 13.98 12.34–15.74 13.89 14.10 0.903
Aural 185 11.14 9.67–12.76 10.02 12.29 0.143
Gastro-intestinal 170 10.24 8.82–11.80 10.39 10.12 0.858
Behavioural 106 6.39 5.26–7.67 4.23 8.55 < 0.001
Overweight/obesity 86 5.18 4.16–6.36 6.40 3.98 0.026
Dental 85 5.12 4.11–6.29 5.43 4.82 0.570
Neoplasia 80 4.82 3.84–5.96 4.95 4.70 0.810
Traumatic 69 4.16 3.25–5.23 4.35 3.98 0.705
Ophthalmological 66 3.98 3.09–5.03 3.74 4.22 0.622
Mass lesion 60 3.61 2.77–4.63 3.26 3.98 0.436
Underweight 57 3.43 2.61–4.43 4.23 2.65 0.078
Anal sac disorder 38 2.29 1.62–3.13 2.05 2.53 0.516
Parasite infestation 37 2.22 1.57–3.06 2.17 2.29 0.874
  1. The P-value reflects prevalence comparison between females and males