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Table 3 Mortality rate ratios (MRR) for the effect of female compared to male gender, for the total mortality, diagnostic mortality, as well as the diagnostic category-specific survival derived from breed-specific Cox regressions. Estimated ratios are given in brackets when they were not significant (p ≥ 0.05). The data are from dogs life-insured at Agria1 between years 1995–2000. Confidence intervals (95% CIs) are included for the total and diagnostic mortality rates.

From: Mortality in over 350,000 Insured Swedish dogs from 1995–2000: I. Breed-, Gender-, Age- and Cause-specific Rates

Group Breed Total mortality Diagnostic mortality Tumour Trauma Locomotor disorders Heart Neurologic disorders Other
CKC spaniel 2a 0.8 (0.7–0.8) 0.8 (0.7–0.9) (1.6) (0.9) (0.6) 0.6 (1.1) 1.4
German shepherd 0.8 (0.7–0.8) 0.8 (0.7–0.8) 1.2 (1.0) 0.7 (0.7) (0.8) 0.6
Drever 0.8 (0.8–0.9) (0.9) (0.8–1.0) 1.7 0.7 (1.1) (0.8) 0.5 (1.1)
Dachshund 0.8 (0.7–0.9) (0.9) (0.8–1.0) 1.8 (1.0) 0.6 0.5 (0.8) (1.2)
Labrador retriever 0.8 (0.7–0.8) 0.8 (0.7–0.9) (1.2) 0.6 0.7 (0.6) (0.6) (0.9)
Springer spaniel 2b 0.7 (0.6–0.8) 0.8 (0.7–1.0) 1.6 (1.0) (0.7) 0.4 0.5 0.7
Mongrel 0.7 (0.7–0.8) (0.9) (0.8–1.1) (1.3) (0.8) (0.7) (0.8) (0.6) (1.0)
Golden retriever 0.9 (0.8–1.0) (1.0) (0.9–1.1) (1.1) (0.8) (0.9) (0.9) 0.6 1.2
Poodle (min/toy) (0.9) (0.8–1.1) (1.0) (0.8–1.2) 2.1 (0.7) (0.6) (0.4) (0.9) (1.2)
Min dachshund 2c 0.7 (0.6–0.8) (0.9) (0.7–1.0) (1.9) 0.7 (0.8) (1.1) (1.4) (1.1)
Total COMMON 3 0.8 (0.8–0.8) 0.9 (0.8–0.9) 1.3 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.9
Irish wolfhound (0.9) (0.7–1.1) (0.8) (0.7–1.1) (1.0) (0.6) (0.5) (0.6) (0.4) (1.0)
St Bernard 0.8 (0.6–1.0) (0.8) (0.6–1.1) (1.2) (1.8) (1.5) 0.3 0.3 (1.0)
Great dane 0.6 (0.5–0.7) 0.7 (0.5–0.8) (0.9) (1.3) (0.7) 0.2 (0.4) (0.9)
Bernese mtn dog 2d 0.8 (0.7–0.9) 0.8 (0.7–0.9) 0.7 0.4 (1.0) (0.8) 0.4 (0.9)
Newfoundland 0.8 (0.7–1.0) (0.9) (0.7–1.1) (1.4) (0.9) 0.5 0.4 (1.1) 0.8
Dobermann 0.7 (0.6–0.9) 0.8 (0.7–0.9) (1.2) (1.3) (0.8) 0.5 (0.3) (1.2)
Leonberger 0.8 (0.7–0.9) (0.9) (0.7–1.1) (1.0) (1.6) 0.4 (0.7) (2.3) (1.0)
Boxer (1.0) (0.8–1.1) (1.0) (0.8–1.2) (1.0) (1.2) (0.9) (0.7) (1.0) (1.2)
Greyhound 0.6 (0.5–0.8) 0.5 (0.4–0.7) (0.5) (1.1) 0.4 0.3 (0.1) 0.5
Pyrenees 0.6 (0.4–0.8) 0.6 (0.4–0.8) (0.9) (0.5) (0.6) (0.1) (0.5) 0.5
Total HIGH-RISK 4 0.8 (0.7–0.8) 0.8 (0.8–0.9) (0.9) (0.9) 0.7 0.5 0.6 (1.0)
OTHER 5 0.8 (0.8–0.8) 0.9 (0.9–0.9) (1.1) 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.7 (1.0)
TOTAL all breeds 0.8 (0.8–0.8) 0.9 (0.9–0.9) 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.7 (1.0)
  1. 1Agria Insurance, PO 70306, SE-107 23 Stockholm, Sweden
  2. 2 – Breed names: 2a – Cavalier King Charles spaniel, 2b – English springer spaniel, 2c – miniature dachshund, 2d – Bernese mountain dog
  3. 3 – 10 most common breeds in the database
  4. 4 – 10 breeds with highest diagnostic mortality, among breeds with at least 1,800 DYAR
  5. 5 – All breeds not included in common or high risk