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Determinants of Membership in Mutual Health Insurance in Diourbel Region (Senegal)

Introduction: Like everywhere else, access to healthcare remains a concern. Mutual health insurance is an alternative solution. The aim of this study is to analyze the determinants of membership of mutual health insurance in Diourbel region. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study conducted from May 12 to June 4, 2023. Two-stage stratified sampling was used. The study population was made up of patients in health facilities (hospital, health center and health post) in the region. Data analysis was performed using a bivariate technique and logistic regression. Results: The level of mutual insurance membership was 18.7% in the region. With bivariate analysis, membership was associated with gender, level of education, socio-professional status, membership of an association, knowledge of mutual insurance, perception of providers' competence and perception of waiting time. Regression showed that membership was associated with level of education, socio-professional status, membership of an association, income and waiting time. Conclusion: To help increase membership of mutual health insurance schemes, in terms of recommendations, we consider it necessary to strengthen policies aimed at improving incomes, education levels and free health care as a mechanism for affiliation to mutual health insurance companies.

Mutual Health Insurance, Membership, Access to Healthcare, Diourbel Region, Senegal

APA Style

Martial Coly Bop, Cheikh Tacko Diop, Boubacar Gueye, Papa Gallo Sow, Ousseynou Ka. (2023). Determinants of Membership in Mutual Health Insurance in Diourbel Region (Senegal) . Central African Journal of Public Health, 9(5), 144-151. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.cajph.20230905.13

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Martial Coly Bop; Cheikh Tacko Diop; Boubacar Gueye; Papa Gallo Sow; Ousseynou Ka. Determinants of Membership in Mutual Health Insurance in Diourbel Region (Senegal) . Cent. Afr. J. Public Health 2023, 9(5), 144-151. doi: 10.11648/j.cajph.20230905.13

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Martial Coly Bop, Cheikh Tacko Diop, Boubacar Gueye, Papa Gallo Sow, Ousseynou Ka. Determinants of Membership in Mutual Health Insurance in Diourbel Region (Senegal) . Cent Afr J Public Health. 2023;9(5):144-151. doi: 10.11648/j.cajph.20230905.13

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