The Selected Socio-Demographic Factors and Its Association with the Pulmonary Tuberculosis in the North Aceh, Indonesia

  • Cut Khairunnisa, Albiner Siagian, Fazidah Aguslina Siregar, Fikarwin Zuska, Suharto, Zikri Muhammad

Abstract

The most significant health problem in the world is pulmonary tuberculosis. A total of 8.7 million people infected with pulmonary TB and 1.4 million people died. Indonesia is fourth most patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in the world. In Aceh, the pulmonary TB cases with BTA (+) is 96 people per 100,000 population. It’s closely related to socio-demographic factors, nutritional status, occupation, low body resistance and smoking behavior that leads to decreased lung physiological function. Of these, the current study is written to examine the selected socio-demographic factors (age, occupation, smoking behavior) and TB cases in the North Aceh, Indonesia. The design of this study is quantitative analysis through a cross-sectional study. There 76 TB patients of Cut Meutia Hospital in North Aceh Regency were interviewed through a structured questionnaire using consecutive sampling techniques. The data analyzed using Chi-square test to examine the association of selected socio-demographic factors and TB cases. The result of analysis found that 28.9 percent patient is positive smear microscopy and negative smear is 71.1 percent. In addition, this study found that smoking behavior has significantly associated with to pulmonary TB incidence in North Aceh regency, Indonesia

Published
2020-05-28
How to Cite
Cut Khairunnisa, Albiner Siagian, Fazidah Aguslina Siregar, Fikarwin Zuska, Suharto, Zikri Muhammad. (2020). The Selected Socio-Demographic Factors and Its Association with the Pulmonary Tuberculosis in the North Aceh, Indonesia. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(08), 1080 - 1084. Retrieved from https://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJAST/article/view/19275
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