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Table 4 Prevalence of the most common disorders at a grouped-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

Grouped-level disorder Count Overall prevalence % 95% CIa Female prevalence % Male prevalence % P-Valueb Median age (years)
Cutaneous 468 22.7 20.9–24.6 19.9 25.2 0.004 8.3
Dental 367 17.8 16.2–19.6 19.4 16.6 0.096 8.9
Aural 254 12.3 11.0–13.8 10.5 13.9 0.020 8.9
Claw/nail 179 8.7 7.5–10.0 9.3 8.2 0.365 8.4
Musculoskeletal 162 7.9 6.7–9.1 8.9 7.0 0.115 9.3
Enteropathic 146 7.1 6.0–8.3 8.2 6.2 0.087 8.0
Ophthalmological 143 6.9 5.9–8.1 7.5 6.5 0.356 10.8
Anal sac 127 6.2 5.2–7.3 6.9 5.6 0.221 7.3
Obesity 126 6.1 5.1–7.2 7.1 5.3 0.092 7.2
Mass-associated 109 5.3 4.4–6.4 5.9 4.7 0.205 11.7
Neoplastic 101 4.9 4.0–5.9 4.5 5.2 0.418 11.3
Parasite infestation 96 4.7 3.8–5.7 5.0 4.4 0.543 7.3
Behavioural 77 3.7 3.0–4.7 2.9 4.5 0.051 7.6
Lower respiratory tract 45 2.2 1.6–2.9 3.2 1.4 0.005 11.8
Cardiac 40 1.9 1.4–2.6 1.9 2.0 0.904 12.5
Upper respiratory tract 39 1.9 1.4–2.6 1.4 2.3 0.111 8.9
Endocrine 38 1.8 1.3–2.5 2.1 1.6 0.403 11.1
Urinary 38 1.8 1.3–2.5 2.9 1.0 0.002 12.7
Traumatic 33 1.6 1.1–2.2 1.2 2.0 0.143 5.3
  1. aCI confidence interval bP-Values in bold highlight disorders that differ in prevalence between males and females