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RELATED FACTORS OF DIARRHEA IN CHILDREN UNDER FIVE IN THE WORKING AREA OF PAMPANG COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
Syamsuar Manyullei*, Irmalasari Mustafa and Anwar Mallongi
Diarrheal problem among under five children at Pampang sub-district was the highest compared to other sub-districts in Makassar City. The aim of this research was to evaluate the correlation between environmental, maternal behavior factor, and the incidence of diarrhea in infant in the working area of Pampang Community Health Center (Puskesmas). This research was an observational analytic using cross sectional study design with total samples were 64 infants (12-59 months) obtained by simple random sampling technique. This research was conducted by interview and microbiological examination (E.coli) contained in the clean water. The result of this research showed that diarrhea event was 43 children (67,2%). The variable related to incidence of diarrhea in infants were family latrine facilities (p= 0,018), waste management (p=0,049), and healthy hand washing behavior (p=0,011). This research suggested that Puskesmas Pampang should make efforts to improve knowledge for society through health education such as good waste management procedure, healthy toilet in the household, and hand washing with soap.[Full Text Article]