Factors Affecting Sanitary Condition of Ships Harboring in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara

Yanse Hariati Oematan1), Hari Rarindo2), Jauhari Effendi2)


1)Port Health Center, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara

2)Graduate School, Nusa Cendana University



Background: Ship Sanitation Certificates (SSCs) are of particular importance for the prevention and control of public health risks on board ships on inter­na­tio­nal voyages. This study aimed to analyze factors affecting sanitary condition of ships harboring in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara.

Subject and Method: This was an cross sectional study conducted in ship harboring, Kupang. A samples of 96 ship harboring sailors were selected for this stu­dy by simple random sampling. The dependent variable was ship sanitary condi­tion. The independent variables were sailor knowledge and attitude, and ship fa­ci­­­lity. The data were collected by questionnaire and analyzed by a logstic regression.

Results: Ship sanitary condition was positively associated with sailors good know­ledge (OR=3.54; CI 95%=1.50 to 8.33; p=0.004), favorable attitude (OR =2.26; CI 95%=1.63 to 5.14; p<0.001), and ship facility (OR =5.67; CI 95%=2.32 to 13.83; p<0.001).

Conclusion: Ship sanitary condition is positively associated with sailors good know­ledge, favorable attitude, and ship facility.

Keywords: sanitation, knowledge, attitude, facility, sailors

Correspondence: Yanse Hariati Oematan. Port Health Center, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara.Email: romansa_kiu@yahoo.com. Mobile: +6285226803792.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2018.01.32

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