Adolescent profile

Current non-communicable diseases (NCDs) trends and risk factors affecting adolescents in Indonesia

Portrait of the adolescents of Oeletsala village
UNICEF/UN0249851/Liz Pick

Highlights

With a population of approximately 46 million adolescents (10-19 years), advancing the health and wellbeing of adolescents is essential for Indonesia to fully reap its demographic dividend. While the mortality rate of adolescents in Indonesia has gradually declined over the years, several non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and associated risk factors have emerged as the leading causes of death and ill-health ( ‘disability-adjusted life years’ or DALYs) among this population group.

Based on evidence generated through secondary research, this adolescent profile displays the current NCD trends and risk factors affecting adolescents in Indonesia. Key indicators covering DALYs and mortality rates are profiled for critical issues namely tobacco use, mental health and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent wellbeing.

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UNICEF
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English, Indonesian

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