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Table 6 Crude (not age-adjusted) prevalence of self-reported chronic diseases among the participants of the UAE Health Future pilot study, by sex

From: The UAE healthy future study: a pilot for a prospective cohort study of 20,000 United Arab Emirates nationals

  Male (N = 267) Female (N = 140)
N % N %
Age (mean ± SD) 33 (11)   30 (10)  
Diabetes 20 8 5 4
Hypertension 28 11 16 11
High Cholesterol 49 18 18 13
Current smoking     
Cigarette 51 18 1 1
Midwakh (local pipe) 52 18 1 1
Sheesha (water pipe) 41 14 2 1