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Table 1 Dog feeding behaviour and sexual status: categorical data1

From: Quality of life and owner attitude to dog overweight and obesity in Thailand and the Netherlands

  Body condition score (BCS)  
Country: The Netherlands Thailand  
Measure (number of answers)/Category BCS 3 BCS 4 BCS 5 BCS 3 BCS 4 BCS 5 Log linear analysis significance3
Quantity of food (n = 355)5 A4 B4   A B   
As it wants 4(6.0%)2 5(8.1%) 2(7.7%) 29(43.9%) 14(20.9%) 26(38.8%)  
As stated/calculated by veterinarian 33(49.3%) 29(46.8%) 9(34.6%) 13(19.7%) 14(20.9%) 14(20.9%)  
As estimated 30(44.8%) 27(43.5%) 15(57.7%) 24(36.4%) 38(56.7%) 27(40.3%)  
Do not know 0(0.0%) 1(1.6%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) 1(1.5%) 0(0.0%) C,B,M,CxB,MxC
Dog sexual status (n = 355) A    Aa   a  
Male neutered 14(20.9%) 15(24.2%) 11(42.3%) 11(16.7%) 13(19.4%) 15(22.4%)  
Male sexually intact 20(29.9%) 14(22.6%) 6(23.1%) 33(50.0%) 22(32.8%) 19(28.4%)  
Female neutered 20(29.9%) 21(33.9%) 5(19.2%) 5(7.6%) 15(22.4%) 20(29.9%)  
Female sexually intact 13(19.4%) 12(19.4%) 4(15.4%) 17(25.8%) 17(25.4%) 13(19.4%) C,B,M,CxB,MxC
  1. 1This table is based on part 1 and part 2 of the questionnaire (see Additional file 1: Appendix)
  2. 2Results are presented as scores (number of cases) with in parentheses the relative frequency (%)
  3. 3Significance (P < 0.05) based on log linear analysis with categorical variables/factors measure (first column in this table), country and body condition score. C indicates significant contribution of the factor country to the log linear model; B, significant contribution of the factor body condition score; CxB, significant contribution of the interaction between the factors country and body condition score; MxB, significant contribution of the interaction between the variable measure and factor body condition score; MxC, significant contribution of the interaction between the variable measure and factor country
  4. 4Contrast significance (post hoc comparisons, P < 0.005683). Post hoc testing was done by Fischer’s Exact test. Within the same country values with the same superscript lowercase letter were significantly different. Within the same category of body condition score values with the same superscript uppercase letter were significantly different
  5. 5The number of answers is given in parentheses