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Table 3 Comparison of survival based on the organ system associated with death in Bernese mountain dogs

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

Organ systema N (%) Survival (years) P (logrank)b
Median IQR
Gastrointestinal 23 (9.1) 8.96 8.96–9.60 0.162
Musculoskeletal 37 (14.7) 8.87 7.54–9.85 0.106
Nervous 22 (8.7) 8.45 7.44–9.29 0.126
Respiratory 43 (17.1) 8.07 6.75–9.54 0.154
Overall 252 (100) 7.85 6.679.12  
Multiorgan 62 (24.6) 7.41 6.57–8.39 0.006
Haemolymphatic 51 (20.2) 7.34 6.05–8.76 0.048
Urogenital 14 (5.6) 6.76 4.61–8.56 0.033
  1. aexcluding cases with unknown organ systems and organ systems with less than 5 cases
  2. blog rank test comparing each organ system to all others