The Trend of Malaria in 2011-2013 and its Relationship to Age, Gender, and Season in Kodi Utara Subdistrict, Sumba Barat Daya

I Gusti N.a.a. Oktafandi, Saleha Sungkar

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Abstract

Malaria is a public health problem in Indonesia, especially in East Nusa Tenggara. Factors, such as age, gender, and season, are considered to be related with malaria. The objective of this study is to know the trend and proportion of malaria in 2011-2013 and its relationship with age, gender, and season in Kodi Utara Subdistrict, Sumba Barat Daya (SBD). The design of this study is cross-sectional and using secondary data which is obtained from Kodi Utara Primary Health Care Center on June 25th 2014. The data is all recorded data of patients who came to Kodi Utara Primary Health Care Center and underwent diagnostic test for malaria in 2011-2013. As a result, it is found that the trend of malaria in 2011-2013 is unstable, but it shows that the highest average number is found in 2011 (170.3 people) and the lowest one is found in 2013 (103.3 people). It is also found that there is a significant difference between the proportion of malaria with age, gender, and season (p<0.05). The conclusion is that the number of malaria patients decrease from 2011 to2013 and there is a relationship between the proportion of malaria and age, gender, and season.Keywords: malaria, trend, proportion, age, gender, season, Kodi Utara, Sumba Barat Daya
Original languageEnglish
JournaleJournal Kedokteran Indonesia
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

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