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Table 2 Metrics reflecting comparative average duration for eight common disorders of UK dogs with evidence for breed-related status

From: Health-related welfare prioritisation of canine disorders using electronic health records in primary care practice in the UK

  Median annual duration Episodes per case during study year Episode duration Median age at first diagnosis/disorder-related visit during study period
Median % of year affected Interquartile range (%) Range (%) n (dogs) Median episodes Interquartile range Maximum % cases with > 1 episode/year n (dogs) Median days/episode Interquartile range (days) Range (years) % (n) cases affected all year n episodes [dogs] Age (years) Interquartile range (years) Range (years) n (dogs)
Osteoarthritis 81.9 48.0–100 1.4–100 250 N/A (non-episodic) N/A 250 N/A (non-episodic) 38.4 (96) N/A 9.9 7.3–12.1 1.0–16.0 250
Dental disease 76.3 32.7–100 0.3–100 244 N/A (Data insufficient) 0 244 N/A (Data insufficient) 39.9 (97) N/A 6.0 3.3–9.1 0.2–17.4 248
Overweight/obesity 69.6 31.4–100 0.3–100 247 N/A (Data insufficient) 0 247 N/A (Data insufficient) 30.0 (74) N/A 5.2 3.0–7.8 0.2–14.5 249
Lipoma 54.5 23.2–99.6 0.3–100 243 N/A (Data insufficient) 0 243 N/A (Data insufficient) 25.1 (61) N/A 9.3 7.5–11.3 1.3–17.9 245
Otitis Externa 3.8 N/A 0.8–65.8 76 1 1–1 4 12.4 250 14 8–23 3–60 0 79 [76] 5.1 2.2–8.8 0.2–15.4 250
Dermatitis 3.8 N/A 0.8–100 62 1 1–1 5 9.6 250 14 10–39 3–175 0 62 [59] 4.2 1.9–7.4 0.2–15.0 242
Anal Sac disorder 3.8 N/A 0.5–100 23 1 1–2 7 25.6 250 14 7–22 2–82 0 23 [20] 4.0 2.0–7.5 0.2–16.4 250
Conjunctivitis 2.2 N/A 0.5–100 46 1 1–1 3 7.2 249 8 5–14 2–365 1.2 (3) 46 [46] 4.0 1.3–8.0 0.1–15.6 248
  1. Metric values are at disorder-level, based on analysis of group data obtained via structured review of electronic health records from 250 affected dogs per disorder during 2013. Disorders presented in descending order of median annual duration