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Statistical Info

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2001 8:32 am
by Nancy Bartol
Is it possible to extrapolate data regarding the percent affected in a breed, using the research section's listings of numbers of participating dogs in a breed, and total numbers of affected?

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2001 9:45 am
by Ned Patterson DVM
Nancy,

No this would not be a good statistic if you want a reflection of the overall incidence of epilepsy in a breed, because we have a biased sample because most of the families collected have at least one affected individual and in general we are not collecting too many families with no affected dogs.