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Table 3 Prevalence of the most common disorders at a fine-level of diagnostic precision recorded in Miniature Schnauzers (n = 1972) attending UK primary-care veterinary practices participating in the VetCompass™ Programme from January 1st, 2013 to December 31st, 2013

From: Miniature Schnauzers under primary veterinary care in the UK in 2013: demography, mortality and disorders

Fine-level disorder Count Overall prevalence % 95% CI* Female prevalence % Male prevalence % P-value
Periodontal disease 343 17.4 15.7–19.1 19.6 15.4 0.014
Obesity/overweight 164 8.3 7.1–9.6 10.2 6.4 0.002
Anal sac impaction 114 5.8 4.8–6.9 5.2 6.4 0.251
Vomiting 100 5.1 4.1–6.1 4.8 5.4 0.545
Otitis externa 99 5.0 4.1–6.1 5.2 4.9 0.749
Ear disorder 97 4.9 4.0–6.0 4.4 5.5 0.256
Heart murmur 82 4.2 3.3–5.1 5.5 2.9 0.003
Diarrhoea 68 3.4 2.7–4.4 2.3 4.6 0.007
Skin mass 63 3.2 2.5–4.1 2.8 3.7 0.252
Undesirable behaviour 52 2.6 2.0–3.4 2.7 2.6 0.994
Conjunctivitis 45 2.3 1.7–3.0 2.3 2.2 0.875
Gastroenteritis 40 2.0 1.5–2.8 1.5 2.5 0.112
Pododermatitis 40 2.0 1.5–2.8 2.1 1.8 0.623
Nails overlong 39 2.0 1.4–2.7 1.7 2.0 0.623
Pruritus 37 1.9 1.3–2.6 2.1 1.6 0.403
Tick infestation 35 1.8 1.2–2.5 1.8 1.7 0.860
Skin disorder 35 1.8 1.2–2.5 2.0 1.5 0.390
Lipoma 34 1.7 1.2–2.4 1.6 1.8 0.734
Umbilical hernia 31 1.6 1.1–2.2 2.0 1.1 0.102
Atopic dermatitis 31 1.6 1.1–2.2 1.3 1.8 0.368
Pyoderma 27 1.4 0.9–2.0 1.0 1.7 0.177
Claw injury 26 1.3 0.9–1.9 0.6 1.9 0.009
Haircoat disorder 26 1.3 0.9–1.9 0.9 1.6 0.160
Lameness 26 1.3 0.9–1.9 1.0 1.6 0.238
Retained deciduous tooth/teeth 25 1.3 0.8–1.9 1.0 1.5 0.317
  1. The P-value reflects prevalence comparison between females and males. P-values that are less than 0.05 are highlighted in bold. *CI confidence interval