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Table 1 Perceived leading cause of death in different Emirates

From: Exploratory study into awareness of heart disease and health care seeking behavior among Emirati women (UAE) - Cross sectional descriptive study

Leading cause of death Abu Dhabi (n = 283) Dubai
(n = 292)
Sharjah
(n = 51)
Other
(n = 50)
Total
(n = 676)
AIDs (%) 1 (0.1) 1 (0.1) 0 1(0.1) 3 (0.4)
Alzheimer’s Disease (%) 3 (0.4) 5 (0.7) 1 (0.1) 0 9 (1.3)
Breast Cancer (%) 80 (11.8) 103 (15.2) 17 (2.5) 16 (2.4) 216 (32.0)
Cervical Cancer (%) 13 (1.9) 11 (1.6) 1 (0.1) 6 (0.9) 31 (4.6)
Drug addiction (%) 0 1 (0.1) 0 0 1 (0.1)
Heart disease (%) 96 (14.2) 94 (13.9) 14 (2.1) 8 (1.2) 212 (31.4)
Lung Cancer (%) 4 (0.6) 4 (0.6) 1 (0.1) 1 (0.1) 10 (1.5)
Obesity (%) 30 (4.4) 23 (3.4) 6 (0.9) 2 (0.3) 61 (9.0)
Osteoporosis (%) 2 (0.3) 1 (0.1) 2 (0.3) 2 (0.3) 7 (1.0)
Pregnancy/childbirth (%) 22 (3.3) 20 (3.0) 7 (1.0) 9 (1.3) 58 (8.6)
Smoking (%) 2 (0.3) 1 (0.1) 0 1 (0.1) 4 (0.6)
Stroke (%) 19 (2.8) 23 (3.4) 2 (0.3) 2 (0.3) 46 (6.8)
Violence (%) 6 (0.9) 3 (0.4) 0 0 9 (1.3)
Other (%) 5 (0.7) 2 (0.3) 0 2 (0.3) 9 (1.3)
Total (%) 283 9(41.9) 292 (43.2) 51 (7.5) 50 (7.4) 676 (100)