The Relation between Pregnant Women Characteristics and Their Perceptions towards Early Breastfeed Initiation (EBI) in Mataram City

Wahdana Kusuma Sari, Ardyan Pradana Putra, Melinda Restu Putra

Abstract

Infant Mortality Rate is one of the indicators to determine the level of public health. The government launched the Early Breastfeeding Initiation (EBI) program to reduce infant mortality rate, yet, this program is not optimally implemented. Citing from Health Profile of NTB in 2010, Mataram city ranked the lowest in term of EBI program implementation with the percentage of 19.70%. This research aimed to determine the relation between the characteristics of pregnant women including age, education, occupation, parity, pregnancy age, birth history and their perceptions about EBI. The research design used analytical descriptive with cross sectional approach. The sample of this research were 92 pregnant women in 4 public health centers in Mataram city with accidental sampling technique. The research instrument was questionnaire, and for statistical analysis, Phi & Chamer’s V test (α = 0.05) was performed. The results showed that the relation between pregnant women characteristics and their perception about Early Breastfeed Initiation (EBI) are age (ρ = 0.009), education (ρ = 0.019), parity (ρ = 0.005), occupation (ρ = 0.344), pregnancy age (ρ = 0.637) and birth history (ρ = 0.013). Thus, reproductive age, education, parity and birth history affects the understanding and perception about EBI. Occupation and pregnancy age do not affect their perception to EBI.

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Sari W., Putra A. and Putra M. (2018). The Relation between Pregnant Women Characteristics and Their Perceptions towards Early Breastfeed Initiation (EBI) in Mataram City.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School - Volume 1: ICPS, ISBN 978-989-758-348-3, pages 479-483. DOI: 10.5220/0007545404790483


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icps18,
author={Wahdana Kusuma Sari and Ardyan Pradana Putra and Melinda Restu Putra},
title={The Relation between Pregnant Women Characteristics and Their Perceptions towards Early Breastfeed Initiation (EBI) in Mataram City},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School - Volume 1: ICPS,},
year={2018},
pages={479-483},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007545404790483},
isbn={978-989-758-348-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School - Volume 1: ICPS,
TI - The Relation between Pregnant Women Characteristics and Their Perceptions towards Early Breastfeed Initiation (EBI) in Mataram City
SN - 978-989-758-348-3
AU - Sari W.
AU - Putra A.
AU - Putra M.
PY - 2018
SP - 479
EP - 483
DO - 10.5220/0007545404790483