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Table 4 Main conditions residents of Dubai, United Arab Emirates were diagnosed with before seeking medical treatment overseas during 2009–2012a

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

No. Medical Condition Total Sample N (%) Federal Republic of Germany N (%) Other Destinations N (%) P-value
1 Cancer 47 (17) 21 (17) 26 (17) 0.84
2 Bone and Joint 44 (16) 23 (18) 21 (14) 0.35
3 Heart Diseases 41 (15) 17 (13) 24 (16) 0.54
4 High Blood Pressure 24 (7) 7 (5) 17 (9) 0.10
5 Diabetes 34 (10) 12 (8) 22 (12) 0.22
6 Gastroenterology 22 (7) 10 (7) 12 (7) 0.98
7 Eye Disease 20 (6) 3 (2) 17 (9) 0.01
8 Urinary System 16 (5) 9 (6) 7 (4) 0.36
9 Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 (2) 1 (1) 7 (4) 0.06
10 Lungs and Respiratory 9 (2) 3 (2) 6 (3) 0.47
11 Trauma 8 (2) 3 (2) 5 (3) 0.66
12 Stroke 7 (2) 6 (4) 1 (1) 0.03
13 Ear, nose and throat (ENT) Diseases 3 (1) 2 (1) 1 (1) 0.45
14 Cosmetic 3 (1) 2 (1) 1 (1) 0.45
15 Skin and Venereal Diseases 2 (1) 1 (1) 1 (1) 0.90
16 Oral and Dental Diseases 1 (< 1) 0 (0) 1 (1) 0.36
  1. aMore than one choice for medical condition was permitted