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The non-take-up of healthcare by workers in a precarious situation. Final report.Français

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Authors :

C. Chauveaud (odenore), A. Rode (pacte/odenore), C. Chatain (cetaf), S. Gutton (cetaf), E. Labbe (cetaf), J.-J. Moulin (cetaf), C. Sass (cetaf), P. Warin (odenore)
Grenoble, Odenore, November 2008

Collection :

Study n° 29

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Addressee(s) :  Research for the ANR – "Health/Environment – Health/Work" Programme.

Full text part 1, part 2 in french.


Methods : Statistical analysis of a database for national health insurance (1,427,431 consultants of the medical examination centres financed by health insurance – interview survey (140 people).

Scale : National.

Resulting focus :  Non-take-up of healthcare is found not only among workers in a precarious situation; all working populations are concerned, although to varying degrees. The rate of non-take-up differs from one group to another, with people in a precarious situation being more exposed to NTU of healthcare than others. Despite this difference of frequency, the phenomenon is globally associated with the same variables, irrespective of the population under consideration. NTU also has characteristics unrelated to the precariousness or stability of employment. On the whole, it is closely associated with socio-economic variables related to individuals' living conditions. Hence, the explanation of the phenomenon can be found in individuals' social environment and, more particularly, in some of its dimensions such as isolation and family responsibility. This general finding is at the heart of the results of this research on "the non-take-up of healthcare by workers in a precarious situation". It is essential in so far as it allows NTU of healthcare to be presented as a "social fact".