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Étude sur l'accès aux soins en milieu précaire : exemple des foyers de la DIMEF dans les Bouches-du-Rhône

Abstract : Access to healthcare is a matter of national importance. Despite an overall good level of health in France, there is evidence of a "social gradient of health" where people with lower means and levels of education often report poorer health. Children and teenagers placed in Child Protective Services represent a notably vulnerable population, as they tend to face educational deficiency and live in low income environments. The main objective of this study was to assess the level of access to healthcare and the oral health status of the population living in DIMEF homes in Bouches-du-Rhône, France. A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted on minors living in DIMEF homes aged 10 to 17 years, by collecting epidemiological variables regarding access to healthcare and from screening. A total of 32 individuals were interviewed, with an average age of 14.5 years {10 - 17}. They had a health insurance rate of 78%, a DMF index of 2.5 and 87.5% of them reported having consulted a dentist. Despite having access to healthcare, and an adequate DMF index, the number of individuals with at least one caries was significant and the participants had an impression of good oral health however 80.6% of them required dental care. It seems necessary to develop oral prevention and dental screening for this population lacking health education.
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Angela da Silveira. Étude sur l'accès aux soins en milieu précaire : exemple des foyers de la DIMEF dans les Bouches-du-Rhône. Chirurgie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02097614⟩



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