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Table 3 Residents of Dubai, United Arab Emirates health seeking behavior before travelling 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
Health Situation
 Undiagnosed 59 (18) 25 (16) 34 (18) 0.63
 Diagnosed 277 (82) 127 (84) 150 (82)  
Consult Healthcare Provider     
 Didn’t Consult 51 (15) 20 (13) 31 (17) 0.35
 Consult 285 (85) 132 (87) 153 (83)  
Healthcare Provider
 Government 215 (64) 100 (66) 115 (63) 0.53
 Other 121 (36) 52 (34) 69 (38)  
Satisfaction of the Healthcare Services Provided in the UAE     1.00
 Very dissatisfied 72 (21) 32 (21) 40 (22)  
 Dissatisfied 69 (21) 31 (20) 38 (21)  
 Neutral 60 (18) 27 (18) 33 (18)  
 Satisfied 96 (29) 45 (30) 51 (28)  
 Very Satisfied 39 (12) 17 (11) 22 (12)  
Mean ± SDa 1.88 ± 1.34 1.89 ± 1.34 1.88 ± 1.35 0.89
  1. a mean ± standard deviation