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Table 3 Prevalence of the most common disorders at a fine-level of diagnostic precision recorded in Rottweilers (n = 2197) attending UK primary-care veterinary practices participating in the VetCompass Programme from January 1st, 2013 to December 31st, 2013

From: Rottweilers under primary veterinary care in the UK: demography, mortality and disorders

Fine-level disorder Count Overall prevalence % 95% CIa Female prevalence % Male prevalence % P-Value*
Aggression 164 7.46 6.40–8.64 5.47 9.36 0.001
Overweight/obesity 155 7.06 6.02–8.21 8.07 6.12 0.075
Otitis externa 135 6.14 5.18–7.23 6.31 6.03 0.787
Degenerative joint disease 103 4.69 3.84–5.66 5.19 4.23 0.287
Diarrhoea 77 3.50 2.78–4.36 3.25 3.78 0.498
Dental disease 67 3.05 2.37–3.86 3.06 3.06 0.999
Nail clip 67 3.05 2.37–3.86 3.15 2.97 0.803
Pyotraumatic dermatitis 64 2.91 2.25–3.70 1.76 4.05 0.001
Cruciate disease 51 2.32 1.73–3.04 2.69 1.98 0.271
Anal sac impaction 40 1.82 1.30–2.47 2.13 1.53 0.292
Conjunctivitis 40 1.82 1.30–2.47 1.48 2.16 0.238
Lameness 39 1.78 1.27–2.42 1.39 2.16 0.174
Vomiting 37 1.68 1.19–2.31 1.48 1.89 0.461
Lipoma 36 1.64 1.15–2.26 2.04 1.26 0.151
Skin mass 31 1.41 0.96–2.00 1.39 1.44 0.923
Urinary tract infection 30 1.37 0.92–1.94 1.86 0.90 0.055
Flea bite hypersensitivity 29 1.32 0.89–1.89 1.11 1.53 0.394
Wound 29 1.32 0.89–1.89 1.11 1.53 0.394
Pyoderma 28 1.27 0.85–1.84 1.3 1.26 0.936
Acrochordon 27 1.23 0.81–1.78 1.48 0.99 0.295
Hip dysplasia 27 1.23 0.81–1.78 1.11 1.35 0.616
Entropion 26 1.18 0.77–1.73 1.21 1.17 0.938
Haircoat disorder 25 1.14 0.74–1.68 1.02 1.26 0.598
Osteosarcoma - appendicular 25 1.14 0.74–1.68 1.02 1.26 0.598
  1. *The P-value reflects prevalence comparison between females and males. aCI confidence interval