Health and Disability Survey - Households section 2008 / HSM

Dernière mise à jour le : 08/12/2011

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee. Direction des statistiques démographiques et sociales (DSDS)

Partenariat :

Research, studies, appraisal and statistics department (DREES) of the Ministry for Health

Type d'opération :


Objectifs :

The Health and Disability Survey - Ordinary Households Section (HSM) was carried out in 2008, with the aim of measuring the prevalence of various disability situations, focusing in particular on new concepts developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and of assessing the number of people with health problems or in disability situations.

The HSM survey assesses aid needs and measures the social disadvantages experienced by these people in relation to others according to the environment in which these people operate. The Health part of the survey provides indicators for the five-year health act (2004 Public Health Act).

The HSM survey integrates the European survey modules produced by EUROSTAT, in order to improve the comparability of surveys at the European level.

The HSM survey updates the work carried out in the Households section of the 1999 Disability, Incapacity and Dependence (HID) survey.

Thèmes abordés :

- Deficiency and disability (functional limitations and activity restrictions)

- Health, mental health, prevention, use of care facilities, use of medical facilities and hospitalisation

- Different forms of aid received: technical, human, services, help with professional integration, help with schooling, etc.

- Need for aid, in all its forms

- Family situation, schooling, jobs, income, leisure, holidays, membership of associations and discrimination experienced, etc.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

Metropolitan France and overseas departments

Champ(s) statistique(s) couvert(s) :

People of any age living in ordinary households

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :


Périodicité de l'opération :


Période et mode de collecte :

The data from 39,000 people (including local extensions) was collected by investigators in face-to-face interviews.

It took place between April and September 2008.

Historique :

This survey was carried out for the first time in 2008.

Plan de sondage :

The sample was taken from the database of respondents to the filter survey Everyday Life and Health (VQS), administered in 2007 to approximately 140,000 households (size of sample includes local extensions).

Autres spécifications :

The Research, Studies, Appraisal and Statistics department (DREES) added a survey of informal carers (HAS) to this Health and Disability Survey - Ordinary Households Section 2008 (HSM).

This HSA survey characterises the non-professional carers (family, friends, neighbours, etc.) of people that in the HSM survey declared their difficulties in accomplishing certain acts of daily life due to a disability, a health problem or their age.

The survey responds to the issues raised in the recent public debate (Family Conference in 2006) concerning the organisation of an entitlement to respite for family carers. Approximately 5,000 people aged 16 and over were interviewed.

The socio-demographic characteristics of the carers in the family circle were covered; the consequences of helping on the carers' family and professional lives, their health, leisure time, relationships with professional carers (from the health and social sectors) and their complementarity.

In addition, the Institution section of the Health and Disability Survey (HSI) was administered in 2009.

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