Pendapatan Daerah, Pembiayaan Kesehatan, dan Gizi Buruk pada Balita: Studi Korelasi Tingkat Kabupaten/Kota

Septyana Choirunisa, Asri C. Adisasmita

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Health financing is one of the factors which contribute important role in influencing health status, including nutritional problem among children under five, called severely wasted. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe districts income and health financing and examine it correlations with the prevalence of severely wasted among children under 5 years at regencies/ municipalities level in Indonesia in 2007. This research was an ecological study. Data on revenue and health financing were obtained from Ministry of Finance, and severely wasted data were obtained from the Indonesian Basic Health Research (Riskesdas) 2007. There are 250 regencies/municipalities were being objects of this research, while the others were excluded due to incomplete/missing or invalid data. Result shows nationally, only the percentage of local revenue by total district income had correlation with severely wasted, although it is weak (r = 0,22). By regions, in the Western Region Indonesia and the Eastern Region Indonesia, those variable had weak correlation with severely wasted (r = 0,20 and r = 0,53). The graphics trend shows higher percentage of local revenue and health financing, related to lower number of the prevalence of severely wasted. The correlation between district income and health financing for poor nutritional status cannot be ruled out. More valid and complete data on district income and health financing is needed for further research.
Original languageIndonesian
Pages (from-to)64-70
JournalKesmas: National Public Health Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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