Journal article

Mortality among homeless people in France, 2008-10

Cecile Vuillermoz, Albertine Aouba, Lise Grout, Stephanie Vandentorren, Fanny Tassin, Margarita Moreno-Betancur, Eric Jougla, Gregoire Rey

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Studies in various countries have shown that homeless people have high mortality levels. The aims of this study concerning the French population were to investigate mortality among the homeless and to study their causes of death in comparison to those of the general population. METHODS: A representative sample of 1145 homeless deaths registered by an association was matched to the national database of medical causes of death using common descriptive variables. Log-binomial regression was used to compare mortality among the homeless to that of the general population. Multiple imputation was used to manage missing causes of deaths. RESULTS: Out of the 1145 registered homeless death..

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