Determinants of Health Visit Among Mothers With Toddlers at The Integrated Health Post, Nganjuk District, East Java


Ambar Dwi Retnoningrum, Ike Nurrochmawati, Dewi Indriani

 

School of Health Sciences Satria Bhakti Nganjuk

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Regular visit to the integrated health post is essential to monitor health and nutritional status of children under five years of age. However, the frequency of visits remained low in Nganjuk District, East Java. This study aimed to determine the factors affecting health visit of children under five at the integrated health post in Nganjuk Dis­trict, East Java.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at Ngetos Integrated Health Post, Nganjuk, East Java, in April 2019. A sample of 100 children under five was selected for this study. The dependent variable was visit to the integrated health post. The independent variables were child age, maternal education, maternal work status, and mo­tivation. The data were collected using questionnaires. The data were analyzed by multiple logistic regression.

Results: Visit of children under five years of age to the integrated health post increased with child age (OR= 1.60; 95% CI= 0.90 to 12.20; p= 0.071), higher maternal education (OR= 4.66; 95% CI= 2.13 to 28.14; p= 0.002), working mothers (OR= 2.90; 95% CI= 1.57 to 26.45; p= 0.010), and  higher motivation (OR= 2.45; 95% CI= 1.35 to 19.05; p= 0.016).

Conclusion: Visit of children under five years of age to the integrated health post increases with child age, higher maternal education, working mothers, and higher motivation.

Keywords: children under five years of age, mothers, integrated health post

Correspondence:

Ike Nurrochmawati. School of Health Sciences Satria Bhakti, Nganjuk. Jl. Panglima Sudirman VI Nganjuk, East Java. Email: ike.nurrochma@gmail.com. Mobile: +628214157­8108.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the7thicph-FP.03.16

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