Assessment of NCD risk factors in Indonesian adolescents

Adolescents represent an important population group in terms of responding to NCD for two reasons. Firstly, many of the risk factors for adult NCD arise and are potentially modifiable during adolescence. Secondly, adolescents experience a significant burden of preventable NCD (for example, mental disorder and chronic pain), with many of these diseases having implications for their current and longer term health and wellbeing their longer term health.

Currently, there is limited data measuring the range of NCD risk factors and outcomes in adolescents. In countries, such as Indonesia, the absence of this data contributes to a policy and practice gap. This study aims to fill these gaps by documenting the prevalence of the key NCD risk factors and outcomes amongst adolescents. It will also measure access and barriers to health services to help identify opportunities to address NCD through the health system.

Project Team

Associate Professor Stanley Luchters

Associate Professor Stanley Luchters

Women’s and Children’s Health Specialist

Burnet Institute

Dr Budi Wiweko

Dr Budi Wiweko

Lecturer

Universitas Indonesia

Associate Professor Ansariadi Ancha

Associate Professor Ansariadi Ancha

Head of Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health

Universitas Hasanuddin

Dr Peter Azzopardi

Dr Peter Azzopardi

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Paediatrics

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Lisa Willenberg

Lisa Willenberg

Adolescent Health Officer

Burnet Institute

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