Factors Related to the Event of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) in Toddlers in Sumbawa Regency

Authors

  • Yunita Eka Putri1 , Tri Yunis Miko Wahyono2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11114

Keywords:

Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Toddler, Sumbawa Regency

Abstract

Background : Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever is an endemic disease in most parts of Indonesia, including in
other tropical regions. Not all infected with dengue virus will show severe DHF manifestations. There are
several risk factors that are suspected of causing DHF patients to experience shock. In a study conducted
showed that children aged 5 years are more susceptible to DHF because of the immune response. The
purpose of this study was to determine the factors associated with the incidence of DHF in toddlers in
Sumbawa Regency.
Method : The study design that will be used in this study is an analytic study with a case control design. The
number of cases 97 (total cases) of families who have toddlers with DHF diagnoses from 2018 to March
2020 (from 5 working areas of community health centers with the highest number of DHFs in toddlers)
while control of 194 families who have toddlers who are neighbors of the cases.
Result: From this study it can be concluded that the variables which have relationship with the incidence
of DHF in toddlers in Sumbawa Regency are age and nutritional status. While the variables of napping
habits, income, mother’s education and mother’s occupation are controlling variables (confounder). The
most influential variable on the incidence of DHF in toddlers in Sumbawa Regency is nutritional status. This
can be seen from the OR value of nutritional status = 3.19 (95% CI 1,616-6,298).
Conclusion: The most influential variable on the incidence of DHF in toddlers in Sumbawa Regency is
nutritional status. This can be seen from the OR value of nutritional status = 3.19 (95% CI 1,616-6,298).

Author Biography

Yunita Eka Putri1 , Tri Yunis Miko Wahyono2

1
Master Student of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia,
2
Lecturer of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia

Published

2020-10-06

How to Cite

Yunita Eka Putri1 , Tri Yunis Miko Wahyono2. (2020). Factors Related to the Event of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) in Toddlers in Sumbawa Regency. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(10), 76-81. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11114