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Table 3 Prevalence of the most common disorders at a fine-level of diagnostic precision recorded in West Highland White Terriers (n = 2058) under UK primary veterinary care from January 1st 2016 to December 31st, 2016 at practices participating in the VetCompass™ Programme. The P-value reflects prevalence comparison between females and males

From: West Highland White Terriers under primary veterinary care in the UK in 2016: demography, mortality and disorders

Fine-level disorder Count Overall prevalence % 95% CIa Female prevalence % Male prevalence % P-Valueb Median age (years)
Periodontal disease 323 15.7 14.1–17.3 17.7 14.0 0.024 9.4
Otitis externa 218 10.6 9.3–12.0 8.7 12.2 0.011 8.7
Overgrown nails 149 7.2 6.2–8.4 8.2 6.5 0.144 8.4
Allergic skin disorder 134 6.5 5.5–7.7 5.9 7.0 0.319 8.1
Obesity 126 6.1 5.1–7.2 7.1 5.3 0.092 7.2
Anal sac impaction 105 5.1 4.2–6.1 5.9 4.4 0.118 7.3
Pododermatitis 88 4.3 3.4–5.2 3.8 4.7 0.333 6.7
Flea infestation 62 3.0 2.3–3.8 3.0 3.1 0.901 7.3
Pyoderma 55 2.7 2.0–3.5 2.0 3.2 0.086 9.8
Osteoarthritis 53 2.6 1.9–3.6 2.7 2.5 0.855 11.5
Atopic dermatitis 51 2.5 1.9–3.2 2.0 2.9 0.208 8.7
Diarrhoea 50 2.4 1.8–3.2 2.5 2.3 0.767 8.2
Aggression 41 2.0 1.4–2.7 1.1 2.8 0.005 7.8
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca 41 2.0 1.4–2.7 2.4 1.6 0.187 10.8
Dental disease 40 1.9 1.4–2.6 1.8 2.1 0.660 7.4
Haircoat disorder 40 1.9 1.4–2.6 2.4 1.5 0.138 7.6
Cruciate disease 38 1.8 1.3–2.5 2.3 1.4 0.135 8.4
Dermatitis 37 1.8 1.3–2.5 1.4 2.2 0.183 8.6
Vomiting 36 1.7 1.2–2.4 2.3 1.3 0.065 9.2
Conjunctivitis 28 1.4 0.9–2.0 1.5 1.3 0.664 7.4
Aural discharge 28 1.4 0.9–2.0 1.5 1.3 0.664 7.7
Skin mass 27 1.3 0.9–1.9 1.1 1.5 0.350 10.7
Ticks infestation 26 1.3 0.8–1.8 1.5 1.1 0.415 7.8
Cataract 25 1.2 0.8–1.8 1.6 0.9 0.156 13.9
Diabetes mellitus 25 1.2 0.8–1.8 1.3 1.2 0.835 11.2
Gastroenteritis 24 1.2 0.7–1.7 1.4 1.0 0.416 7.5
Skin cyst 24 1.2 0.7–1.7 0.9 1.4 0.213 10.1
  1. aCI confidence interval bP-Values in bold highlight disorders that differ in prevalence between males and females