Abstract: Infectious diseases are still a major disease in many developing countries, including Indonesia. Infectious diseases in Indonesia that affects many infants are Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI). In the Indonesian case acute respiratory tract infection (ARI ) station is the first cause of infant deaths in each year . In addition ISPA also often be on the list of 10 most diseases in hospitals . Factors that influence the occurrence of ARI in infants include: nutritional status, age, breastfeeding, vitamin A supplementation irregular, incomplete immunization, air population, density of housing, socio-economic and educational levels. Research purposes to determine what factors are associated with the incidence of ARI in the Puskesmas Paniki Bawah Mapanget District .
This research uses a form of observational analytic study with descriptive statistical techniques. Data analysis was done by descriptive statistics and frequency distribution tables and narrated as well as statistical analysis. To examine the relationship between variables Chi - Square test and Fisher 's Exact test alternative to using the software program for Social Statistics Programme Sciense (SPSS). Results of this study showed that exclusive breastfeeding factors have a relationship with the incidence of respiratory disease in young children, it is because the immune milk given by not properly fulfilled so easily toddlers up to disease. For other factors that are not observed a significant relationship between the independent variables and the dependent variable. Given it is expected that the government and local health officials to improve the coverage of exclusive breastfeeding to provide information about the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding for the child so that the mother can understand and provide exclusive breast milk for her child.
Penulis: Princess Kambong, Olga Lieke Paruntu
Kode Jurnal: jpkesmasdd130520