Eastern of Indonesia Family Life Survey (IFLS-East) 2012

Wednesday, 09/01/2013SurveyMETER

Measurement of respondent's health after interview in one kelurahan in Ternate City, North Maluku, 14 May 2012. (Photo: Malut Team-IFLS-East/SM)

The East Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS-East) was carried out in the seven provinces of eastern Indonesia, specifically East Nusa Tenggara, East Kalimantan, Southeast Sulawesi, Maluku, North Maluku, West Papua, and Papua. The activities consist of household surveys by interviewing households, and then community and facilities survey by interviewing village officials, traditional leaders, community figures, educational facilities, and health facilities. It was carried out by SurveyMETER in collaboration with the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K) under the full support of AusAID.

The 2012 SAKERTIM Household Survey interviewed 2,690 households spread over 98 randomly selected enumeration areas (rural/urban villages). Like regular IFLS, household information collected in detail in the IFLS-East household survey covers various aspects of household life, including economic and social welfare indicators containing consumption, income, wealth, labor participation, education, migration, health, use of health facilities, health insurance, marital history, pregnancy, contraceptive use, decision making, community participation, and so on. The information was collected either by interviews with the household head or interviews with individual household members of the selected households.

Overall, IFLS East household survey activities commenced with preparation and pilot test in January 2012, training of interviewers from April 16 to May 13, until completion of field data collection in August 2012. Then proceed again in November 2012 to complete data collection for those three enumeration areas previously postponed due to bad weather. Of the 98 enumeration areas planned, the implementation resulted in 99 operation fields covering 99 rural/urban villages, 91 sub-districts, 52 districts, and 7 provinces. [JF]



Presentation of PWS IDD Study Results in the District of Rembang

  • Date: 23/11/2016 - 23/11/2016
  • Venue: BAPPEDA Hall the District of Rembang

SurveyMETER via the Territorial Facilitation and Regional Development Division, coordinated by Dani Alfah, MPA, facilitated the BAPPEDA of the Rembang district to collect survey data for the Local Area Investigation (PWS) Disorders Due to Iodine Deficiency (GAKY). The activity has been carried out through intensive consultations since July 2016 on a census basis in all villages and completed the data collection in mid-November 2016.

The consultation materials are the quality control process of PWS implementation containing randomized controlled trials, training of enumerators, inspection, data entry, consistency check, and tabulation program.

Having completed the tabulation and analysis process, the BAPPEDA of the district of Rembang asked Dani to present the results of the PWS. The presentation was carried out in an activity series with the "Assistance in the Preparation of Evidence-Based Policy Instruments in the district of Rembang."

The presentation of PWS results was carried out by BAPPEDA in a series with the activity "Coordination Meeting on Results of Local Area Search (PWS) Disorders Due to Iodine Deficiency (GAKY) in the district of Rembang" on November 23, 2016, in the BAPPEDA Hall of the district of Rembang.

It was attended by relevant officials at the BAPPEDA, the nutrition section of the Health Office, and all PWS staff from every sub-district in the district of Rembang.

The series of events consisted of an Opening and Introduction from BAPPEDA delivered by Sri Wahyuni, M.Si (Head of Social and Cultural Administration), a presentation on "Technical Implementation of Local Area Search (PWS) Iodized Salt Consumption in the district of Rembang in 2016" by Sukarminingsih, M.Si (Head of Sub-Division of Social and Cultural Affairs BAPPEDA), presentation exposure of Local Area Search (PWS) results by Dani Alfah, MPA (SurveyMETER), presentations from representatives of the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) (NGOs from Canada who provide guidance and assistance in facilitation of iodized salt in Rembang), and presentations from the Head of Pokja III of the District PKK Mobilization Team Rembang.

Among the conclusions of the PWS study are:

1. Most of the people of Rembang use refined salt in their household consumption needs.

2. The refined salt form has a better iodine content than other forms of salt. The coarse salt model shows to carry low iodine content. The Indonesian National Standard (SNI) salt is proven to keep better iodine ingredients.

3. The community's use of iodine levels percentage in the district of Rembang is quite high at 85.26%, improved from the previous PWS program.

4. The Kaliori District (39.35%), Sluke (27.86%), Sumber (25.83%), Sarang (23.91%), Sale (21.33%), Lasem (20.50%) is a sub-district where the community still uses salt with iodine below above 20%.

PWS study recommendations: first, to provide information to the public about the form of salt, standardization of salt with SNI, and the importance of Iodine salt content for health (usability, storage, usage). Second, concrete actions for areas where the Iodine content is relatively low, through cross-sector joint efforts.