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Table 8 Unadjusted and adjusted prevalence ratios for travelling to Germany compared to other treatment destinations among residents of Dubai, United Arab Emirates 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

Dependent Variables Unadjusted Adjusteda
PR 95% CI P-value PR 95% CI P-value
Medical Condition
 Other Diseases 1.00 1.00
 Eye Diseases 0.31 (0.11,0.91) 0.03 0.34 (0.13,0.870) 0.03
 Other Diseases 1.00 _ _ 1.00 _ _
 Stroke (brain hemorrhage or clot) 1.93 (1.40,2.68) < 0.001 1.90 (1.45,2.51) < 0.001
Cost of Treatment
 Cost is not Important at all 1.00 1.00
 Indifferent about the cost 0.79 (0.54,1.16) 0.23 0.83 (0.57,1.21) 0.34
 Cost is very important 0.55 (0.39,0.79) 0.001 0.71 (0.51,1.00) 0.05
Treatment Coverage
 Government coverage 1.00 1.00
 Non-Government coverage 0.29 (0.17,0.51) < 0.001 0.33 (0.19,0.57) < 0.001
  1. aAdjusted for medical condition, cost of treatment, treatment coverage and using Modified Poisson as a model of Analysis