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Table 1 Demographic characteristics for patients treated overseas from the United Arab Emirates through the Dubai Health Authority during 2009–2016 based on the first trip travelling to the top three treatment destinations

From: Treatment destinations and visit frequencies for patients seeking medical treatment overseas from the United Arab Emirates: results from Dubai Health Authority reporting during 2009–2016

  Treatment Destination
Federal Republic of Germany N (%) United Kingdom N (%) Others*N (%) P ***
Gender     0.044
 Male 1605 (47) 624 (18) 1169 (34)  
 Female 1424 (45) 654 (21) 1081 (34)  
Age Group     < 0.001
 0–4 yrs. 235 (34) 330 (48) 126 (18)  
 5–12 yrs. 215 (44) 139 (28) 138 (28)  
 13–18 yrs. 168 (49) 87 (25) 88 (26)  
 19–39 yrs. 920 (49) 344 (18) 609 (33)  
 40–54 yrs. 630 (48) 187 (14) 490 (37)  
 55–69 yrs. 565 (45) 128 (10) 572 (45)  
 70+ 296 (51) 63 (11) 227 (39)  
Medical Specialty     < 0.001
 Orthopedic Surgery 536 (63) 91 (11) 219 (26)  
 Internal Medicine: Oncology 261 (32) 116 (14) 448 (54)  
 Neurosurgery 360 (57) 44 (7) 225 (36)  
 Ophthalmology 56 (14) 82 (20) 275 (67)  
 Neurology 239 (64) 56 (15) 77 (21)  
 General Surgery 173 (51) 57 (17) 107 (32)  
 Internal Medicine: Cardiology 160 (49) 72 (22) 93 (29)  
 Obstetrics and Gynecology 124 (43) 79 (27) 88 (30)  
 Unspecified Pediatrics 83 (33) 114 (46) 52 (21)  
 Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology 116 (50) 47 (20) 67 (29)  
 Urology 103 (52) 48 (24) 47 (24)  
 Internal Medicine: Endocrinology 96 (55) 43 (24) 37 (21)  
 Internal Medicine: Nephrology 69 (47) 16 (11) 62 (42)  
 Not Specified Cases 11 (8) 15 (10) 117 (82)  
 Unspecified Internal Medicine 54 (39) 19 (14) 67 (48)  
 Others** 588 (48) 379 (31) 269 (22)  
Travel Season     < 0.001
 Summer 857 (48) 352 (20) 582 (33)  
 Fall 782 (48) 301 (18) 563 (34)  
 Winter 578 (39) 301 (20) 597 (40)  
 Spring 812 (49) 324 (20) 508 (31)  
  1. *Thailand, United States of America, Kingdom of Spain, Republic of India, Republic of Singapore, Republic of Austria, Kingdom of Belgium, French Republic, Swiss Confederation, Arab Republic of Egypt, South Korea, People’s Republic of China, Republic of the Philippines, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Slovenia, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Czech Republic, Republic of Indonesia, Italian Republic, Kingdom of Morocco, Kingdom of Sweden, Republic of Turkey
  2. **Internal Medicine: Pulmonology, Pediatrics: Surgery, Internal Medicine: Rheumatology, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dermatology, Screening & Check-up, Pediatrics: Oncology, Pediatrics: Nephrology, Pediatrics: Neurosurgery, Pediatrics: Gastroenterology, Pediatrics: Hematology, Pediatrics: Neonatology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics: Endocrinology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Internal Medicine: Infectious Diseases, Dental, Pediatrics: Pulmonology, Genetics, Pediatrics: Rheumatology
  3. ***Significance level p < 0.05