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Table 3 Prevalence of the most common disorders at a fine-level of diagnostic precision recorded in French Bulldogs (n = 2228) attending UK primary-care veterinary practices participating in the VetCompass™ Programme from January 1st, 2013 to December 31st, 2013

From: Demography and disorders of the French Bulldog population under primary veterinary care in the UK in 2013

Fine-level disorder Count Overall prevalence % 95% CIa Female prevalence % Male prevalence % P-value
Otitis externa 312 14.0 12.6–15.5 13.7 14.4 0.648
Diarrhoea 167 7.5 6.4–8.7 7.0 8.1 0.339
Conjunctivitis 71 3.2 2.5–4.0 2.4 3.9 0.042
Nails overlong 69 3.1 2.4–3.9 2.6 3.6 0.183
Skin fold dermatitis 66 3.0 2.3–3.8 2.6 3.3 0.319
Anal sac impaction 64 2.9 2.2–3.7 3.1 2.7 0.615
Upper respiratory tract (URT) infection 61 2.7 2.1–3.5 2.1 3.3 0.088
Pyoderma 60 2.7 2.1–3.5 1.9 3.5 0.017
Prolapsed nictitans gland 57 2.6 1.9–3.3 2.4 2.7 0.663
Pododermatitis 55 2.5 1.9–3.2 2.2 2.7 0.468
Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) 54 2.4 1.8–3.2 1.4 3.4 0.002
Colitis 53 2.4 1.8–3.1 2.1 2.6 0.455
Aggression 51 2.3 1.7–3.0 0.8 3.7 <  0.001
Heart murmur 49 2.2 1.6–2.9 1.7 2.7 0.097
Vomiting 48 2.2 1.6–2.8 1.4 2.9 0.016
Infectious canine tracheobronchitis 47 2.1 1.6–2.8 2.2 2.0 0.719
Upper respiratory tract (URT) disorder 47 2.1 1.6–2.8 1.4 2.7 0.030
Patellar luxation 46 2.1 1.5–2.7 1.9 2.3 0.494
Ulcerative keratitis 46 2.1 1.5–2.7 1.7 2.5 0.200
Claw injury 44 2.0 1.4–2.6 1.3 2.6 0.026
Atopic dermatitis 44 2.0 1.4–2.6 1.7 2.3 0.311
Gastroenteritis 43 1.9 1.4–2.6 2.0 1.9 0.961
Ear discharge 42 1.9 1.4–2.5 1.6 2.2 0.296
Alopecia 41 1.8 1.3–2.5 1.9 1.8 0.968
Demodicosis 37 1.7 1.2–2.3 1.5 1.8 0.522
Stenotic nares 37 1.7 1.2–2.3 0.9 2.4 0.009
  1. The P-value reflects prevalence comparison between females and males
  2. aCI confidence interval