Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2013 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Prevalence of High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Thalassemia, Sickle-Cell Anemia, and Iron-Deficiency Anemia among the UAE Adolescent Population

Table 3

Prevalence of medical diagnoses among the UAE adolescent participants ( = 6,329).

Medical condition (%)
Region High blood  
pressure/hypertension
Heart diseaseThalassemiaSickle-cell anemiaIron-deficiency anemia
LocalExpatriate TLocalExpatriate TLocalExpatriate TLocalExpatriate TLocalExpatriate T
MFTMFTMFTMFTMFTMFTMFTMFTMFTMFT

AUH2.02.02.01.92.72.32.22.01.41.51.11.11.11.20.72.31.80.80.20.51.13.91.62.20.82.71.82.02.012.49.9 *** 1.96.44.3 *** 6.6
WES4.201.74.44.04.33.32.14.23.41.52.01.62.301.40.802.00.50.704.22.50.72.01.11.72.112.78.5 * 2.24.15.0 * 5.0
Al-Ain1.30.9101.10.91.11.10.91.21.01.00.00.71.00.41.20.90.61.00.70.80.92.61.90.60.50.51.21.710.16.4 ** 1.36.33.0 ** 5.1
Dubai3.32.73.02.71.42.12.50.71.81.12.70.71.71.41.30.91.10.70.00.30.73.91.83.00.00.00.01.45.38.96.82.74.23.45.1
Sharjah3.72.83.2 ** 0.41.31.0 ** 2.02.41.82.11.51.61.51.82.01.11.50.90.30.51.01.23.92.60.40.30.31.42.46.74.91.33.93.03.8
Ajman1.90.01.00.00.00.00.41.92.12.00.00.00.00.81.96.44.00.00.90.60.77.54.36.04.30.91.93.53.814.99.00.03.62.55.0
RAK2.10.51.20.00.70.40.91.60.91.20.90.00.40.90.00.90.51.90.00.80.61.12.31.61.90.71.21.52.66.54.71.94.43.34.2
FUJ1.60.91.23.12.02.41.60.80.90.93.11.01.81.20.01.40.90.00.00.00.62.30.91.40.02.01.21.43.15.04.31.54.03.03.9
UAQ0.00.00.07.74.42.12.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.02.32.30.08.96.94.1

Total2.41.41.81.71.71.71.81.51.41.41.30.91.11.30.81.5 ** 1.2 ** 0.70.40.5 ** 0.9 ** 2.2 ** 2.3 * 2.2 *** 0.7 ** 1.2 * 1.0 *** 1.62.78.96.5 ** 1.75.13.4 ** 5.0

* ; ** ; *** .
T: total sample; AUH: Abu Dhabi; WES: western; RAK: Ras al-Khaimah; FUJ: Fujairah; UAQ: Umm al-Quwain.

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