Analysis of Diarrhea in Toddlers in East Ciputat Primary Health Care in 2017

Siti Riptifah Tri Handari, Rizki Warida Hasibuan, Andriyani Andriyani, Ernyasih Ernyasih


Diarrhea is a condition where the occurrence of defecation in the form of fluid or stool-shaped stool that occurs for more than three times a day and usually lasts for two days or more, often accompanied by spasms in the stomach. Diarrhea is a major killer in children and is still a public health problem especially in developing countries. Around the world in 2015 it was reported that 9% of all deaths of children under 5 years of age are due to diarrhea. This study aimed to determine the factors that associated with the incidence of diarrhea in infants. This study is quantitative analitic study with cross sectional design. The sample in this study is 1-2 years old toddlers totaling 102 taken using purposive sampling technique. Data analyzed conducted is univariate and bivariate by using chi square test. This study shows that there are significant relationship between maternal education (p=0,0005), maternal employment (p=0,0005), economic status (p=0,001), maternal milk status (p=0,005), and hand washing behavior (p=0,006) with incidence of diarrhea. Suggested to  health workers to provide counseling to the community about breastfeeding, supplemental feeding of milk, use of bottles and hand washing with soap. And improve the program of diarrhea prevention. Keywords:  diarrhea, toddler, milk status

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