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Table 5 Prevalence of the most common disorders at a grouped-level of diagnostic precision recorded in Chihuahuas (n = 5660) under primary veterinary care at UK practices participating in the VetCompass™ Programme from January 1st to December 31st, 2016. The P-value reflects prevalence comparison between females and males. *CI confidence interval

From: Demography and commonly recorded clinical conditions of Chihuahuas under primary veterinary care in the UK in 2016

Grouped-level disorderCountOverall prevalence %95% CI*Female prevalence %Male prevalence %P-ValueMedian age
Dental107519.018.0–20.018.519.50.3424.1
Behavioural3736.66.0–7.35.67.60.0043.1
Anal sac3636.45.8–7.16.06.90.1593.9
Musculoskeletal3406.05.4–6.76.06.10.8593.2
Obesity3335.95.3–6.56.35.60.2644.4
Enteropathy3145.55.0–6.25.25.90.2602.4
Dermatological2714.84.2–5.44.65.00.5863.5
Male reproductive (males only)1204.23.5–5.0~~~1.6
Claw/nail2264.03.5–4.54.23.80.4203.7
Female reproductive (females only)913.32.6–4.0~~~3.2
Parasitic1903.42.9–3.93.23.50.5342.7
Ophthalmologic1753.12.7–3.62.63.60.0343.2
Upper respiratory tract1652.92.5–3.42.43.40.0293.2
Cardiac1402.52.1–2.91.63.4< 0.0019.1
Traumatic injury1112.01.6–2.41.72.20.1772.2
Aural821.41.2–1.81.11.80.0184.0
Brain661.20.9–1.50.91.40.0965.1
Mass associated581.00.8–1.31.11.00.5545.5
Complication associated with clinical care490.90.6–1.10.90.90.9322.9
Spinal cord480.80.6–1.10.61.10.0244.9