HUBUNGAN KEPEMILIKAN JAMBAN DENGAN TINGKAT PENGETAHUAN DAN
[ ANOTASI / ABSTRAK ]
Family toilet is an important and necessary part of public health improvement. In some areas, fecal disposal facility that satisfy health requirements were not available as expected, especially among the low economic level of the society, and the cost to build latrines becomes a barrier for families. Beside this, other factors come into play such as the effective knowledge on health issues was inferior, as well as the ever present habit unhealthy defecation in the community.
Statistical analysis in this research relied on the use of chi-square test where primary data collection was carried out by means of observations and the use of questionnaires returned by 89 heads of families. Secondary data were obtained from Mendalan village, Winongan subdistrict, Pasuruan regency.
A portion of the community (19.1%) have poor understanding with regard to latrine and its ownership. Significant portion of the community (45%) did not finish their primary education. Whereas as many as 71.9% of the the community did not have latrines. It was noted that there was no relationship between levels of education and latrine ownership at a chi-square p > α (0,233> 0,1); and also there is no relationship between the community level of knowledge on latrines with latrine ownership indicated by a chi-square of p > α (0,114 > 0,1).
The study recommends to conduct the community awareness raising leading to initiation of revolving fund drive for latrine construction; to employ workers on regular basis to clean up the environment surrounding Mendalan village of Winongan subdistrict and to strengthen the role of community leaders in community mobilization.
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