• November 28, 2020

Risk Factors of STH Infections in Children Aged 6-12 Years in Sub Villages II and IV Manusak Village of East Kupang District – Kupang Regency Year 2019

 Risk Factors of STH Infections in Children Aged 6-12 Years in Sub Villages II and IV Manusak Village of East Kupang District – Kupang Regency Year 2019

AGUSTINA W. DJUMA, WILHELMUS OLIN. INGGRIDA M. PAN

Departement of medical Laboratory Technician, Poltekkes Kemenkes Kupang

ABSTRACT

Wom infection is one of the health problems in all countries including Indonesia. The most frequent heminthasis is an infection caused by helmets of the Soil Transmitted Helminth (STH) group. Primary school age children are an age group thal is susceptible to intestinal woms. Worm infections can have serious consequences if they are not trealed ty administering intestina worms and a dean and healthy lifestyle from the person. This sludy was conducted with the aim to determine risk factors such as the characteristics of children and parents, children s behavior, and environmental sanitation associated with STH infections in children aged 6-12 years in Sub-Village I and IV Manusak Village, East Kupang District, Kupang Regency in 2019. This research uses analytic observational research with cross sectional study design. Research subjects were 56 children. Data were collected using a questionnaire and then analyzed using the Chi Square test (X2). Worm infestation is done by indirect method of Kato-Katz type. Based on the results of the Kato-Katz examination found Ascans lumbricoides eggs in 54 children (96.4%). Chi Square test results showed that the risk factor for STH infection was the hall of not washing hands with P 0.05). Keywords: Characteristics, Behavior, Sanitation