Unmet need for healthcare among people with hypertension in Indonesia

Asmaripa Ainy, Amrina Rosyada, Haerawati Idris, Asri Maharani

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Background: Hypertension is a worldwide public health problem, mainly due to its high frequency and risks leading to cardiovascular diseases. The prevalence of hypertension in the Indonesian population aged> 18 years in 2018 was 34.11%.The unmet need for healthcare has generally been explored in most empirical studies concerning people with hypertension.
Aims: This study investigated the determinants of unmet needs for healthcare among people with hypertension.
Methods: The design of this study was cross-sectional on data from the Indonesian Family Life Survey wave 5 (IFLS-5). The survey sample was 6,302adults aged>40 years stratified by rural/urban residence status. A three-level multilevel analysis was performed to estimate the individual, household, and community-level determinants of unmet needs for hypertension care.
Results: As many as78.4% of the respondents with hypertension reported unmet needs for healthcare. Age, female, single, income, having insurance, urban residence, and the number of health-integrated posts for the elderly (Posyandu Lansia) were significantly associated with unmet needs for healthcare utilization among people with hypertension, while education and employment status showed no association with these variables.
Conclusion: Improvement in access to healthcare and reduction in health inequality is required to address this problem.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-187
Number of pages11
JournalJurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2022


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