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Table 5 Colour variation among Labrador retrievers in their prevalence of the most common disorders at a fine-level of diagnostic precision recorded at UK primary-care veterinary practices participating in the VetCompass™ Programme from January 1st, 2013 to December 31st, 2013

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

Fine-level disorder Overall prevalence % Black prevalence % Chocolate prevalence % Yellow prevalence % P-Value
Otitis externa 10.4 12.8 23.4 17.0 < 0.001
Overweight/obesity 8.8 13.0 15.4 16.7 0.272
Degenerative joint disease 5.5 10.7 6.7 8.8 0.152
Lameness 4.4 6.9 6.7 7.7 0.850
Periodontal disease 4.2 7.6 5.7 6.9 0.581
Lipoma 4.1 7.2 4.7 8.0 0.217
Vomiting 3.6 6.0 6.7 4.0 0.259
Diarrhoea 3.2 5.4 6.4 4.2 0.468
Conjunctivitis 2.7 4.3 5.0 4.5 0.900
Skin mass 2.5 3.8 4.7 3.5 0.701
Pruritus 2.1 2.9 4.7 3.2 0.371
Anal sac impaction 1.8 3.4 2.0 2.7 0.473
Pyoderma 1.7 2.9 4.0 2.1 0.349
Coughing 1.6 2.5 3.3 2.1 0.605
Stiffness 1.6 2.4 3.0 2.4 0.824
Undesirable behaviour 1.5 3.3 1.7 2.1 0.314
Pyo-traumatic dermatitis 1.4 1.1 4.0 1.6 0.011
Alopecia 1.3 2.0 3.0 1.3 0.303
Pododermatitis 1.3 1.4 3.0 1.9 0.284
Laceration 1.2 2.4 1.7 1.6 0.661
  1. The P-value reflects prevalence comparison between the three colours. (n = 2074)
  2. P-values in bold are statistically significant