Relation between Physical Condition and the Incidence of Pneumonia in Children Under Five in Urban Village in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

Pertiwi, Nurlita Relation between Physical Condition and the Incidence of Pneumonia in Children Under Five in Urban Village in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Pneumonia was dubbed as a major assassin of infant mortality, and under five in Indonesia, estimated pneumonia deaths in Indonesia reached five cases among 1000 infants / children under five die each year, or 12,500 casualties mount or 416 cases a day. Home and neighborhood sanitation is closely related to the incidence of infectious diseases, especially respiratory infections, house window does not meet the requirements, the house is damp and the walls and the morning sun is difficult to enter the house also easier for children stricken with pneumonia. This study aimed to know the relationship ventilation, humidity, natural lighting and the type of floor with the incidence of pneumonia in children under five in Palu City. This type of research case-control analytic approach, done at East Palu, District with a sample of 63 cases and 63 controls. The analysis used were univariate and bivariate with the chi-square test. The results showed that there is three physical house variable associated with the incidence of pneumonia disease in children under five in the city of Palu. The variables are the condition of home ventilation, natural lighting, and humidity. While the type of floor of the house is not associated with the incidence of pneumonia in children under five. The results of this study illustrate that people who have a habit to open windows every day can reduce the risk of pneumonia. The condition of the open window produces good air circulation and low humidity, thus preventing culture of germs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: PASCASARJANA > Kependudukan dan Lingk. Hidup (s2)
Divisions: PROGRAM PASCASARJANA
Depositing User: Dr.Ir. Nurlita Pertiwi
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2018 15:13
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2018 01:53
URI: http://eprints.unm.ac.id/id/eprint/9609

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