Currently of Breastfeeding and Risk Factor to Prevent Diarrhea, Fever, Cough in Indonesia

  • Sri Supadmi, Ina Kusrini


Low coverage of breastfeeding has the potential to present a risk of infectious diseases. This research aims to determine the achievement of breastfeeding and the characteristics associated with risk factors for diarrhea, fever, and cough. Secondary data research based on the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program conducted in 2017. Bivariate analysis with the Chi-square test to determine the relationship between each variable. Logistics regression to determine the risk factors of each variable independently of the dependent variable. The number of children who are breastfeeding has only reached 57.6 percent. Diarrhea was higher in males at 17.8 percent, in the 6-11-month age group at 20.2 percent, in rural residence at 17.9 percent, marital status "not living together" at 21.8 percent. The majority of fever registered in males is 35.5 percent, in the age group 6-11 months is 38.3 percent, the rural residence is 34.4 percent, marital status is 35.0 percent. For males, the cough was higher at 38.9  percent, in the 6-11 month age group at 41.9 percent. Children who received breastfeeding may protect against diarrhea by 0.13-fold, fever by 0.04-fold, cough by 0.16-fold, and disease by 0.14-fold (a combination of diarrhea, fever, cough). Exclusive breastfeeding is still very small, even though more than half of the respondents received breast-feeding. Children who are breastfeeding have lower diarrhea, fever, and cough disease compared to children who are not breast-feeding. Breastfeeding can protect against diarrhoea, fever, and cough.

How to Cite
Sri Supadmi, Ina Kusrini. (2020). Currently of Breastfeeding and Risk Factor to Prevent Diarrhea, Fever, Cough in Indonesia. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(08), 1180 - 1198. Retrieved from