Mortality in insured Swedish dogs: rates and causes of death in various breeds

@article{Bonnett1997MortalityII,
  title={Mortality in insured Swedish dogs: rates and causes of death in various breeds},
  author={Brenda N. Bonnett and Agneta Egenvall and Pekka Olson and {\AA}ke Hedhammar},
  journal={Veterinary Record},
  year={1997},
  volume={141},
  pages={40 - 44}
}
Data on over 222,000 Swedish dogs enrolled in life insurance in 1992 and 1993 were analysed. There were approximately 260 deaths per 10,000 dog-years at risk. Breed-specific mortality rates and causes of death are presented for breeds with more than 500 dogs at risk that had consistently high or low rates. Breed-specific mortality ranged from less than 1 per cent to more than 11 per cent. True rates and proportional statistics for the cause of death were calculated for the entire insured… 
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