The Injury among Elderly in Indonesia: Analysis of the 2018 Indonesian Basic Health Survey
Keywords:injury, elderly, big data, community health, public health.
The elderly are one of the vulnerable groups. This study was aimed at analyzing descriptive statistics of
the incidence of injury in the elderly in Indonesia.The data derived from the 2018 Indonesia Basic Health
Survey. The analysis was performed statistically descriptive. The analysis was carried out with a sample
of85,358 elderly.The results show that in all types of characteristics the highest proportion of injuries was
lower limb injury, followed by upper limb injury. The incidence of lower limb injury in the 60-69 age group
was higher than in any other age group. Meanwhile, upper limb injuries were more common in the 70-79
age group. The incidence of injury in various locations in males was higher than in female elderly, except at
the location of head and stomach injuries which have the same proportion. The proportions of abrasions and
sprains were most common in the 70-79 age group, male, senior high school, and the middle wealth status.
The proportion of blisters/bruises affects the elderly in urban areas, in contrast to sprains which are more
common in rural elderly. In all age groups, the most common incidence was abrasions/bruises, followed
by sprains, with the largest proportion in the 70-79 age group. The public servant/army/police have the
highest proportion of abrasions/bruises than other work types.It was concluded that the highest proportion
of injuries were lower limb injuries, followed by upper limb injuries. Meanwhile, the most common types
of injuries experienced by the elderly are abrasions/bruises.
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