Designing and collecting data for a longitudinal study: the Sleman Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS)

  • Fatwa S.T. Dewi, Ifta Choiriyyah, Citra Indriyani, Abdul Wahab, Lutfan Lazuardi, Agung Nugroho, Susetyowati Susetyowati, Rosalia K. Harisaputra, Risalia Santi, Septi K. Lestari, Nawi NG, Mohammad Hakimi, Hari K. Josef, Adi Utarini
  • Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, July 2017, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/1403494817717557

Designing Sleman Surveillans System

What is it about?

Development of an urban HDSS in developing country is possible and is beneficial in providing data complementary to the existing demographic and health information system

Why is it important?

We describe the process of how to design a surveillance system in an urban area of a low and middle-income country to collect periodical data on demographic and health


Fatwa Dewi
Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

A milestone has been achieved in order to achieve a higher health status for the community. This paper is dedicated to HDSS respondents who have been willing to share their information constantly to describe the health condition of the whole society.

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