What is it about?

Our study looked at why young children in Indonesia often get respiratory infections. These infections can make kids sick and sometimes even lead to serious problems. We wanted to find out what things might be causing these infections. We used information from a big survey to see if certain factors were linked to more infections. We found that things like a child's age, where they live, their family's wealth, and their mother's job can make a difference. This information can help families and doctors understand how to keep kids healthier and prevent these infections.

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Why is it important?

Our study stands out because it focuses on a pressing issue in Indonesia: respiratory infections in young children. These infections are a major concern for child health, and our research delves into the factors behind them. By using up-to-date data and advanced analysis methods, we've pinpointed key determinants that contribute to these infections. This information is crucial for parents, healthcare providers, and policymakers who want to improve children's health and well-being. Our findings offer actionable insights that can guide strategies to prevent and manage respiratory infections, potentially making a significant impact on child health outcomes in Indonesia. This timeliness and practical relevance make our work valuable for anyone concerned about child health and healthcare policies.


I am deeply invested in the well-being of children in Indonesia. It has been a personal journey for me to understand and address the factors that contribute to acute respiratory infections in young children. Through this research, I've come to realize the intricate web of socio-demographic elements that play a role in these infections. It's my hope that our work can shed light on the challenges that families and communities face and provide insights that lead to effective interventions.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Determinants of Acute Respiratory Infection Among Children Under-Five Years in Indonesia, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, September 2021, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2021.03.010.
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