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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for demographic characteristics in SBTs (n = 1304) and non-SBTs (n = 21,029) under primary veterinary care in the UK

From: Staffordshire Bull Terriers in the UK: their disorder predispositions and protections

Variable Category SBT count (%) Non-SBT count (%) P-value
Age (years) ≤ 3 364 (28.2) 7776 (37.4) <  0.001
3 to < 6 332 (25.7) 5225 (25.1)
6 to < 9 288 (22.3) 3725 (17.9)
9 to < 12 195 (15.1) 2411 (11.6)
≥ 12 111 (8.6) 1639 (7.9)
Sex-neuter status Male entire 396 (30.5) 6081 (29.0) <  0.001
Male neutered 230 (17.7) 5011 (23.9)
Female entire 354 (27.3) 5330 (25.4)
Female neutered 318 (24.5) 4538 (21.7)
At/above or below mean bodyweight for breed and sex At or above 391 (30.0) 6437 (30.6) 0.264
Below 451 (34.6) 7595 (36.1)
Not recorded 462 (35.4) 6997 (33.3)
Insurance status Insured 126 (9.7) 2853 (13.6) <  0.001
Not insured 1178 (90.3) 18,176 (86.4)
Vet Group 1 10 (0.8) 67 (0.3) 0.075
2 443 (34.0) 6903 (32.8)
3 60 (4.6) 945 (4.5)
4 223 (17.1) 3592 (17.1)
5 568 (43.6) 9522 (45.3)
  1. The P-value represents comparison of demographic variables between SBTs and non-SBTs
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