International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research

International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research


International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research
International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 4
Epidemiological evaluation: analysis of mother's characteristics, against the incidence of diarrhea in toddlers

Yarmaliza, Teungku NIH Farisni, Fitriani

Diarrhea is a disease with changes in the shape and concentration of feces, which softens until melted, and increases the frequency of bowel movements more than usual (3 times or more a day). Based on data from Tanoh Manyang Village in 2014 there were 144 toddlers, the proportion of diarrhea in toddlers in 2014 was 12%, in 2015 as many as 26% of 156 toddlers, in 2016 as many as 40% of 343 toddlers. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of maternal culture on the incidence of diarrhea in infants. The population in this study 138, with sampling using total sampilng. This type of analytic survey research with cross sectional approach, data analysis using univariate, bivariate, and multivariate. Chi-square test results showed that the mother's knowledge and attitudes as well as the clean and healthy life behavior of the mother affected the incidence of diarrhea in infants (p <0.05), while the results of the multivariate logistic regression test showed that the mother's clean and healthy life behavior had a stronger influence on the incidence of diarrhea in toddlers with an Exp (B) value of 36, 201. Conclusions from the results of multivariate regression tests the mother's clean and healthy behavior has a strong influence on the incidence of diarrhea in infants. It is recommended for the health department to increase health promotion in the form of counseling to the community in order to increase the mother's insight into clean and healthy living behaviors so as to reduce illnesses due to unhealthy maternal behavior, specifically the incidence of diarrhea in infants.
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Yarmaliza, Teungku NIH Farisni, Fitriani. Epidemiological evaluation: analysis of mother's characteristics, against the incidence of diarrhea in toddlers. International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research, Volume 1, Issue 4, 2019, Pages 15-19
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