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Table 2 Prevalence of the 36 most common disorders (at least 100 events) at a grouped-level of diagnostic precision recorded in dogs (n = 22,333) under primary-care veterinary care at UK practices participating in the VetCompass™ Programme from January 1st to December 31st, 2016. The odds ratio and P-values reflect the odds in males compared to females, and the odds in neutered dogs compared to entire dogs. *CI confidence interval

From: Prevalence of commonly diagnosed disorders in UK dogs under primary veterinary care: results and applications

Grouped-level disorder term No. Overall % 95 % CI* Odds ratio: male compared with female 95 % confidence interval P-Value Odds ratio: neutered compared with entire 95 % confidence interval P-Value Median age (years)
Dental disorder 3148 14.10 13.64–14.56 1.00 0.91–1.09 0.948 1.22 1.11–1.35 < 0.001 7.12
Skin disorder 2810 12.58 12.15–13.02 1.01 0.92–1.11 0.761 1.00 0.91–1.10 0.991 5.00
Enteropathy 2330 10.43 10.04–10.84 1.07 0.96–1.19 0.233 1.05 0.93–1.18 0.422 3.42
Musculoskeletal disorder 1929 8.64 8.27–9.01 1.18 1.05–1.32 0.004 1.19 1.06–1.34 0.004 7.53
Ear disorder 1825 8.17 7.82–8.54 1.21 1.07–1.35 0.002 1.03 0.92–1.17 0.584 4.82
Obesity 1580 7.07 6.74–7.42 0.89 0.79-1.00 0.052 1.44 1.27–1.64 < 0.001 5.99
Claw/nail disorder 1577 7.06 6.73–7.41 0.87 0.77–0.99 0.032 0.94 0.82–1.07 0.341 4.74
Ophthalmological disorder 1567 7.02 6.68–7.36 0.93 0.82–1.06 0.287 1.11 0.97–1.27 0.121 6.45
Anal sac disorder 1248 5.59 5.29–5.90 0.92 0.81–1.05 0.231 1.07 0.93–1.23 0.350 5.39
Mass 1169 5.23 4.95–5.53 0.95 0.82–1.09 0.437 1.02 0.88–1.18 0.760 9.19
Behaviour disorder 1140 5.10 4.82–5.40 1.24 1.07–1.43 0.004 1.19 1.03–1.39 0.023 4.65
Neoplasia 1140 5.10 4.82–5.40 1.03 0.89–1.19 0.679 1.11 0.96–1.29 0.172 9.19
Parasite infestation 850 3.81 3.56–4.07 0.93 0.78–1.11 0.422 0.77 0.64–0.93 0.006 3.14
Traumatic injury 822 3.68 3.44–3.94 1.33 1.12–1.58 0.001 1.01 0.84–1.20 0.946 3.68
Upper respiratory tract disorder 789 3.53 3.29–3.78 1.25 1.05–1.49 0.012 0.90 0.75–1.08 0.257 4.37
Heart disease 633 2.83 2.62–3.06 0.97 0.80–1.19 0.798 0.91 0.74–1.12 0.385 10.17
Complication associated with clinical care 417 1.87 1.69–2.05 0.82 0.65–1.04 0.097 0.89 0.70–1.14 0.372 3.09
Female reproductive disorder 328 1.47 1.32–1.64 ~ ~ ~ 0.37 0.28–0.50 < 0.001 3.77
Brain disorder 320 1.43 1.28–1.60 1.52 1.16–1.99 0.002 1.15 0.87–1.52 0.318 9.14
Underweight 316 1.41 1.26–1.58 0.93 0.70–1.24 0.625 0.63 0.48–0.90 0.004 6.51
Foreign body 283 1.27 1.12–1.42 1.53 1.13–2.08 0.006 1.20 0.87–1.63 0.262 2.81
Lethargy 273 1.22 1.08–1.38 0.90 0.63–1.20 0.475 0.80 0.59–1.08 0.143 5.65
Urinary system disorder 267 1.20 1.06–1.35 0.44 0.33–0.59 < 0.001 1.32 0.98–1.79 0.072 7.87
Hernia 255 1.14 1.01–1.29 0.80 0.53–1.17 0.247 0.85 0.55–1.31 0.458 1.09
Spinal cord disorder 216 0.97 0.84–1.10 1.09 0.79–1.51 0.587 1.06 0.75–1.49 0.740 9.56
Male reproductive system disorder 199 0.89 0.77–1.02 ~ ~ ~ 0.31 0.19–0.48 < 0.001 1.72
Incontinence 192 0.86 0.74–0.99 0.29 0.20–0.43 < 0.001 1.68 1.12–2.53 0.013 11.70
Endocrine system disorder 191 0.86 0.74–0.98 0.87 0.63–1.20 0.400 1.25 0.88–1.78 0.200 10.84
Disorder not diagnosed 181 0.81 0.70–0.94 1.03 0.68–1.56 0.880 1.18 0.76–1.83 0.464 12.71
Collapsed 164 0.73 0.63–0.86 1.06 0.73–1.55 0.750 0.89 0.60–1.32 0.547 12.35
Appetite disorder 156 0.70 0.59–0.82 1.03 0.70–1.51 0.889 1.00 0.67–1.50 0.996 7.43
Intoxication 154 0.69 0.59–0.81 1.44 0.93–2.22 0.099 0.99 0.63–1.54 0.956 2.36
Lower respiratory tract disorder 151 0.68 0.57–0.79 1.07 0.73–1.58 0.717 1.09 0.72–1.63 0.692 10.06
Adverse reaction to drug 151 0.68 0.57–0.79 1.55 1.05–2.29 0.026 1.15 0.77–1.72 0.496 3.06
Liver disorder 128 0.57 0.48–0.68 1.07 0.72–1.58 0.750 0.89 0.60–1.35 0.593 11.40
Polyuria/polydipsia 110 0.49 0.41–0.59 0.84 0.54–1.29 0.425 1.34 0.84–2.14 0.222 10.31
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