What is it about?

This study examines health patterns in Indonesia's provinces from 1990 to 2019 using data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2019. It analyzes various health indicators such as life expectancy, disease burden, and risk factors to understand disparities and progress towards universal health coverage. The findings reveal differences in health outcomes among provinces and highlight the country's dual challenge of communicable and non-communicable diseases.

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Why is it important?

By providing subnational insights into Indonesia's health landscape, this study offers valuable information for policymakers, healthcare professionals, and researchers. It sheds light on disparities in health outcomes and trends, which are essential for informing targeted interventions and policies to address regional health inequalities. As Indonesia strives to achieve universal health coverage and meet Sustainable Development Goals, understanding provincial-level health patterns becomes increasingly crucial.


As a researcher in public health, I find this study's comprehensive analysis of health trends across Indonesian provinces highly informative and timely. The findings underscore the importance of tailored approaches to address the country's diverse health challenges. By highlighting disparities and shifts in disease burden over time, this research provides valuable insights for guiding evidence-based policymaking and resource allocation to improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities nationwide.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: The state of health in Indonesia's provinces, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019, The Lancet Global Health, November 2022, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/s2214-109x(22)00371-0.
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