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Table 1 Mean age, body weight and months of heartworm preventive purchased across comparator groups

From: A comparative analysis of heartworm medication use patterns for dogs that also receive ectoparasiticides

  Least squares mean (95% CI) Difference (95% CI)
  Fluralaner
(n = 56,756)
Four monthly flea/tick products
(n = 145,794)
Index age (months) 65.79 (65.43–66.14)a 68.52 (68.30– 68.74)b 2.74 (2.32–3.15)
Body weight (kg) 18.64 (18.53–18.75)a 17.69 (17.63–17.76)b -0.95 (-1.08– -0.82)
Months purchased 7.35 (7.32–7.39)a 7.13 (7.11–7.15)b -0.22 (-0.260– -0.182)
  1. Statistical comparison of results for index age (t(1) = 12.84, P < 0.0001); body weight (t(1) = -14.54, P < 0.0001) and months of purchased heartworm preventive (t(1) = -11.02, P < 0.0001) Different superscripts indicate significant differences at P > 0.05