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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of residents of Dubai, United Arab Emirates who sought medical treatment overseas during 2009–2012

From: Motivational factors for choosing treatment destinations among the patients treated overseas from the United Arab Emirates: results from the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions survey 2012

Variable Total Sample
N (%)
Federal Republic of Germany N (%) Other Destinations N (%) P -value
Gender     1.00
 Male 168 (50) 76 (50) 92 (50)  
 Female 168 (50) 76 (50) 92 (50)  
Age (years) a 40.09 ± 22.66 38.90 ± 22.91 41.08 ± 22.46 0.38
Marital Statusb     0.56
 Married 177 (66) 75 (64) 102 (68)  
 Not Married 91 (34) 42 (36) 49 (32)  
Employment Statusb     0.85
 Not working 178 (66) 77 (66) 101 (67)  
 Working 90 (34) 40 (34) 50 (33)  
Educational Levelb     0.89
 Illiterate or Can’t Read & Write 73 (27) 32 (27) 41 (27)  
 Up to High School 132 (49) 56 (48) 76 (50)  
 College & Above 63 (24) 29 (25) 34 (23)  
Household Incomec     0.045
 Low Income 203 (60) 81 (53) 122 (66)  
 Middle Income 70 (21) 39 (26) 31 (17)  
 Higher Income 63 (19) 32 (21) 31 (17)  
Answering the Survey     0.21
 Self-reported 125 (37) 51 (34) 74 (40)  
 Family member reported 211 (63) 101 (66) 110 (60)  
Family Member Reported     0.92
 Escorted 189 (92) 92 (92) 97 (92)  
 Not Escorted 16 (8) 8 (8) 8 (8)  
  1. a mean ± standard deviation
  2. b Only among those who are 15 years and older
  3. c1 AED = 0.272294 USD / 1 USD = 3.67250 AED [low income (≤29,000 AED = ≤7,986.53 USD), middle income (≥30,000 - ≤99,999 AED = ≥8,168.82 - ≤27,229.14 USD), high income (≥100,000 AED = ≥ 27,229.41 USD)] currency rate in 2018