Perceived of healthcare utilization by adult pulmonary tuberculosis patients for their children in Yogyakarta

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Background and Objective: Adult tuberculosis (TB) awareness was rarely evaluated as their TB transmission impacted their household children. This study aimed to assess the perception of healthcare delivered to children by the adults with TB in their household. Methodology: This study observed 132 respondents, with a case control study. The study sample and population consisted of adults with recorded TB and/or who had been or were being treated for TB and/or were already recovered from TB and had delivered or not delivered their children (0-14 years old) to/from a healthcare facility. The study lasted from January-December 2014 and covered eight referred TB hospitals in Yogyakarta Special province. The bivariate (chi-square test) and multivariate (multiple logistic regression) were analyzed using SPSS Version 13. Results: Adults with TB who delivered their children to healthcare facilities perceived (through bivariate analysis) the following: ease of access to state hospital (ρ = 0.202), private hospital (ρ = 0.745), health center (ρ = 1.107) and general practitioner/private clinic (ρ = 0.714). Perceived of ease of access the state hospital was the only variable that predicted (ρ = 0.028) adult TB who delivered their children by multivariate analysis (OR = 4.98). Conclusion: Children were more delivered to state hospitals than others healthcare facilities as impacted by the perception of ease of accessibility by their adult with TB in Yogyakarta Special province. This result is also supported by buffering spatial analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-75
Number of pages6
JournalAsian Journal of Epidemiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Child health
  • Healthcare utilization
  • Infectious disease
  • Perception
  • Tuberculosis


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