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Table 1 Mean and median survival of male and female Bernese mountain dogs

From: Life expectancy and causes of death in Bernese mountain dogs in Switzerland

Factor Sex N Survival (years) P (logrank)
Mean 95 % CI Median IQR
All dogs All 389 8.25 8.03–8.47 8.40 6.89–9.66  
Male 162 7.80 7.49–8.12 7.73 6.62–9.29 <0.000
Female 227 8.57 8.28–8.86 8.78 7.07–10.27
Dogs with known gonadectomy status All 304 8.34 8.09–8.59 8.51 6.91–9.82  
Male intact 60 7.60 7.05–8.16 7.65 6.47–9.24 0.005
Male castrated 53 8.18 7.67–8.69 8.53 7.23–9.45
Female intact 85 8.85 8.39–9.31 9.36 7.33–10.52
Female spayed 106 8.38 7.97–8.80 8.50 7.00–9.52
Dogs with neoplasia All 222 7.87 7.61–8.12 7.83 6.68–9.25  
Male 104 7.50 7.17–7.82 7.41 6.47–8.68 <0.001
Female 118 8.19 7.81–8.57 8.33 6.81–9.64
Dogs with other disorders All 70 7.78 7.23–8.78 8.00 6.74–9.29  
Male 29 7.79 6.81–8.76 8.10 6.89–9.24 0.609
Female 41 7.77 7.11–8.43 7.88 6.69–9.47