Morbiditas Dan Multi Morbiditas Pada Kelompok Lanjut Usia Di Indonesia

Anorital Anorital
Journal article Indonesian Journal of Biotechnology Medicine • 2015 Indonesia

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(Bahasa Indonesia, 12 pages)

Abstract

The increasing elderly population in Indonesia has been predicted long ago.It causes a public health problem particularly the high rate of morbidity and multi-morbidity. The results of Basic Health Research (Riskesdas) 2007 and 2013, showed six common non-communicable diseases among the elderly such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, mental and emotional disorders. In addition, four infectious diseases predominantly among the elderly, they were acute respiratory infections, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and diarrhea. Both the high morbidity infectious and non-infectious diseases also indicated a multi-morbidity among the elderly. The Riskesdas 2007 results showed only 13% of healthy elderlywere healthy, 34.8% of them suffered from one disease, and 52.2% had two or more diseases (multiple morbidity). Multiple morbidity resulted elderly people in more suffering condition, decreased their life qualityand increased their mortality, and in a broader scope lead to their social and economic burden. Principal efforts overcoming the problem of multi-morbidity is to change policy of elderly health care particularly in theequity and continuity of elderly program in primary health care centers.

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Indonesian Journal of Biotechnology Medicine

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