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Table 7 Preferences and family related questions for residents of Dubai, United Arab Emirates 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
Preference for Travel Escort     0.76
 Alone 10 (3) 5 (3) 5 (3)  
 Escorted 326 (97) 147 (97) 179 (97)  
Arrangement Preferences     0.81
 Myself 95 (28) 42 (28) 53 (29)  
 Travel Agency 241 (72) 110 (72) 131 (71)  
Family response towards overseas treatment
 Shared bad experiences 29 (8) 14 (9) 15 (8) 0.73
 Help & Support 314 (93) 143 (94) 171 (93) 0.67
 Seek Options in UAE/Other Countries 39 (12) 20 (13) 19 (10) 0.42
 Financial Help 87 (26) 30 (20) 57 (31) 0.02
 Worry 47 (14) 19 (13) 28 (15) 0.48