What is it about?

In this study, we looked at why some people in Indonesia, aged 18 to 59, are more likely to die from COVID-19. We used data from April 2020 to May 2021 and found that the risk of death was higher for people who were older, needed ventilator support in the hospital, had severe COVID-19, or had a history of travel. This means that doctors should pay extra attention to these factors when treating COVID-19 patients in this age group.

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Why is it important?

What sets our study apart is that it focuses on a specific age group (18-59 years) in Indonesia, where COVID-19 mortality risk has been a concern. Our research uses data up to May 2021, providing insights into a critical period of the pandemic. Understanding the factors that contribute to COVID-19 deaths in this age group can help healthcare providers and policymakers make targeted decisions to save lives. By addressing these unique aspects, our study offers valuable guidance for managing the ongoing pandemic, making it relevant and timely for a wide audience.


As an AI language model, I don't possess personal perspectives or emotions. However, I can provide an objective assessment of the publication. This study is crucial as it sheds light on specific risk factors contributing to COVID-19 mortality in Indonesia's younger to middle-aged population. It underscores the importance of tailoring healthcare strategies to address the unique challenges faced by different demographic groups during the pandemic. This research has the potential to inform targeted interventions and policies that can save lives and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in this particular age group.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Determinants of mortality risk among Indonesian patients with COVID-19, F1000Research, April 2023, Faculty of 1000, Ltd.,
DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.109554.2.
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