Environmental Health Behavior and Morbidity of Children in Community Settlement Brantas Riverbanks Malang

Budijanto ., Singgih Susilo


Poverty is still a chore for the government, because there are some people who live below the poverty line. The problem of chaotic urban settlements, causing a rundown neighborhood scattered in various corners of the city on the banks of the river or railroad .. The purpose of this research is to find and uncover various conditions melartar background of low public environmental health behavior, this study uses a quantitative approach, as population in this research are housewives who have a toddler, a sample was taken by purposive, to gather information through interview techniques and interview indept Analysis of the data with descriptive analysis.The results showed that more than half of infants during the past 30 days been sick. Community environmental health behavioral characteristics show that some people, there are those who use the springs on either side of the river as a source of clean water. Besides, there are still some people who throw garbage, fecal waste, and dispose of household waste water into the river .. The results showed that health behaviors affect the infant morbidity. Associated with knowledge and attitudes towards environmental health is good, but their actions are less. It is recommended that health education efforts are further enhanced by health workers to the settlement area Brantas river banks, so that the community settlement area along the river Brantas more active role in running the program - the environmental sanitation program of the city government

Keywords: Behavioral health, biophysical environment., Morbidity

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