Sex and age differences in the COVID-19 mortality in East Jakarta, Indonesia: Analysis of COVID-19 surveillance system


  • Sumiati Sumiati Disease Prevention and Control Section, East Jakarta District Health Office, DKI Jakarta
  • Nur Aini Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, West Java
  • Tika Dwi Tama Department of Public Health, Faculty of Sport Science, Universitas Negeri Malang, Malang, East Jav; Centre of Gender and Health, Universitas Negeri Malang, Malang, East Java



age, Covid-19 mortality, East Jakarta, sex, surveillance


Demographic factors have been reported to worsen COVID-19 outcomes. However, there is limited evidence about the different effects of sex and age on COVID-19 death in East Jakarta, Indonesia. This study examined the association between sex and age with COVID-19 mortality. Using COVID- 19 surveillance data of East Jakarta from March 2020 to December 2021, we calculated COVID-19 mortality and examined the risk of COVID-19 death by sex and age. The risk of COVID-19 death associated with sex and age was examined by using Multiple Logistic Regression. A total of 202.412 cases were analyzed and 1.9% of them died. The elderly had a 41.88-folds increased risk of COVID-19 mortality than younger patients (<45 years) (aOR 41.88; 95% CI 37.49-46.77; p-value <0.0001). Male had a higher risk of COVID-19 death compared to female (aOR 1.27; 95% CI 1.19-1.35; pvalue <0.0001). Age and sex had a significant association with COVID-19 mortality. Adequate management of COVID-19 cases, particularly in the elderly and male patients, may reduce the severity of COVID-19 or even mortality.

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Sumiati, S., Aini, N., & Tama, T. D. (2022). Sex and age differences in the COVID-19 mortality in East Jakarta, Indonesia: Analysis of COVID-19 surveillance system. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 13(s2).