Demographic Characteristics as Predictors of Medicine and Health Services Access Difficulties and Economic Problems during Covid 19 in Java, Indonesia

Authors

  • Cati Martiyana
  • Leny Latifah
  • Yusi Dwi Nurcahyani
  • Diah Yunitawati
  • Marizka Khairunnisa1

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16822

Keywords:

Covid-19, medicine and health services, economic difficulties

Abstract

Background. The very rapid spread of COVID-19 infection, causing large-scale social restriction in many
parts of the world. A lot of businesses and working places closed. Health services and medicine were in high
demand. Objective. This study aims to determine the demographic characteristics that predict medicine
and health services access difficulties and economic problems. Method. This was cross-sectional research
conducted in Java, Indonesia. The research sample was 1,385 individuals aged 15 years and over who lived
in Java and had filled out a survey via a google form. Data analysis using multivariate logistic regression.
Results. The risk of difficulty accessing medicine and health services and economic difficulties was higher
for males, had income < 3 million per month, and do not have health insurance. Conclusion. Male, had
low income, and do not have health insurance are at higher risk for having difficulty accessing medicines/
health services and experiencing economic difficulties. Meanwhile, respondents under 25 years of age have
a higher risk of experiencing difficulties in accessing medicines and health services. The government needs
to implement a strategy to reduce health and economic problems due to COVID-19 and pay attention to
individuals under 25 years of age to access health services/medicines.

Author Biographies

Cati Martiyana

Magelang Health Research and Development Center, Ministry of Health, Indonesia

Leny Latifah

Magelang Health Research and Development Center, Ministry of Health, Indonesia

Yusi Dwi Nurcahyani

Magelang Health Research and Development Center, Ministry of Health, Indonesia

Diah Yunitawati

Magelang Health Research and Development Center, Ministry of Health, Indonesia

Marizka Khairunnisa1

Magelang Health Research and Development Center, Ministry of Health, Indonesia

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Cati Martiyana, Leny Latifah, Yusi Dwi Nurcahyani, Diah Yunitawati, & Marizka Khairunnisa1. (2021). Demographic Characteristics as Predictors of Medicine and Health Services Access Difficulties and Economic Problems during Covid 19 in Java, Indonesia. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 944-951. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16822