Is Parity a Predictor of Neonatal Death in Indonesia? Analysis of the 2017 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey

Authors

  • Ratna Dwi Wulandari1 , Agung Dwi Laksono2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10752

Keywords:

neonatal death, mother and child health, parity.

Abstract

One factor that is thought to have a close relationship with neonatal deaths is parity. This is a problem

for Indonesia which has the cultural characteristics of a large number of children is something positive.

The study used the 2017 IDHS data. With stratification and multistage random sampling, 36,548 women

aged 15-49 years with live births in the last 5 years were sampled. The final analyzed using a Binary

Logistic Regression test. Multiparous women in Indonesia have a higher percentage of neonatal deaths

than multiparous women. But the difference in parity between primiparous and multiparous was found not

to be a predictor of neonatal death in Indonesia. Three other variables were found to be proven, predictors.

Women who were not employed were 0.576 times more likely than women employed for neonatal death

(OR 0.576; 95% CI 0.407-0.814). Women who did antenatal care ?4 times were 2.332 times more likely

than women who had ANC <4 times to experience neonatal death (OR 2.332; 95% CI 1.519-3.578). Women

who did not experience a complication during delivery were 0.457 times more likely than women who had a

complication during delivery for neonatal death (OR 0.457; 95% CI 0.317-0.659). The study concluded that

parity was not a predictor of neonatal death in Indonesia. Other variables that were proven to be predictors

are employment status, antenatal care, and complications during pregnancy

Author Biography

Ratna Dwi Wulandari1 , Agung Dwi Laksono2

1 Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga Surabaya, Indonesia, 2 National Institute of Health Research

and Development, The Ministry of Health, The Republic of Indonesia. Jl. Percetakan Negara 29, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Ratna Dwi Wulandari1 , Agung Dwi Laksono2. (2020). Is Parity a Predictor of Neonatal Death in Indonesia? Analysis of the 2017 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 2186-2191. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10752