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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for both cohorts

From: Overweight in adult cats: a cross-sectional study

  Medical records cohort (n = 1072) Questionnaire cohort (n = 1665)
Total Number of overweight cats (% within row) Total Number of overweight cats (% within row)
Breed (n)
 Birman 43 (4%) 4 (9%) 69 (4%) 2 (3%)
 British shorthair 26 (2%) 17 (65%) n.a. n.a.
 Cornish rex 20 (2%) 8 (40%) n.a. n.a.
 Domestic cats 701 (65%)* 331 (47%) 1338 (80%) 317 (24%)
 Maine Coon 50 (5%) 22 (44%) 20 (1%) 5 (25%)
 Norwegian forest cat 51 (5%) 20 (39%) 61 (4%) 7 (11%)
 Other purebreds 117 (11%) 58 (50%) 132 (8%) 32 (24%)
 Persian 28 (3%) 5 (18%) 45 (3%) 6 (13%)
 Ragdoll 36 (3%) 14 (39%) n.a. n.a.
Age (years)
 Mean (SD) 8.3 (± 4.6)* n.a. 13.9 (± 3.1) n.a.
Sex (n)
 Male 606 (57%) 307 (51%) 868 (52%) 214 (25%)
Neutering status (n)
 Neutered 841 (78%)* 396 (47%) 1633 (98%) 364 (22%)
Body condition (n)
 Overweight 479 (45%)* n.a. 369 (22%) n.a.
  1. General information on cats in the medical records cohort (n = 1072) and questionnaire cohort (n = 1665) with regard to breed, age, sex, neutering status, and body condition, including the number and proportion of overweight cats
  2. n.a. not applicable, SD standard deviation
  3. * Difference between cohorts P < 0.0001
  4. Difference between cohorts P = 0.04