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Table 4 Effect of intervertebral disc calcification (IDC) grade on the frequency of back or neck pain, frequency of pain attacks of unknown origin, frequency of ataxia of hind limbs and frequency of unwillingness to jump onto a sofa in 193 Dachshunds radiographed for IDC

From: Intervertebral disc disease in Dachshunds radiographically screened for intervertebral disc calcifications

Grading of calcification (IDC grade) OR (CI 95%) back or neck pain OR (CI 95%) pain attacks of unknown origin OR (CI 95%) ataxia of hind limbs OR (CI 95%) unwillingness to jump onto a sofa
1 versus 0 2.9 (1.0 – 8.4)* 3.3 (1.0 – 10.4)* 1.2 (0.4–3.1)ns 2.1 (0.9 – 5.3)ns
2 versus 0 4.3 (1.3 –14.5)* 3.2 (0.83 – 12.2)ns 1.06 (0.3 – 3.8)ns 1.9 (0.6 – 5.6)ns
2 versus 1 1.5 (0.6 – 3.7)ns 1.0 (0.4 – 2.7)ns 0.9 (0.3 – 2.8)ns 0.9 (0.4 – 2.2)ns
3 versus 0 10.1 (3.3 – 31.0)** 5.4 (1.6 – 18.5)** 3.8 (1.3 – 10.8)* 5.3 (2.0 – 14.4)**
3 versus 1 3.5 (1.6 – 7.7)** 1.7 (0.7 – 3.8)ns 3.2 (1.4 – 7.7)** 2.5 (1.1 – 5.3)*
3 versus 2 2 2.3 (0.9 – 6.2)ns 1.7 (0.6 – 5.0)ns 3.6 (1.1 – 11.6)* 2.8 (1.0 – 7.7)*
  1. OR = odds ratio, CI = confidence interval, * = P ≤ 0.05, ** = P ≤ 0.01, ns = not significant.