Maternal Mental Health and Risk of Children Diarrhea and Acute Respiratory Infection in Indonesia

Yunitawati, Diah and Nurcahyani, Yusi Dwi and Latifah, Leny and Sukandar, Prihatin Broto (2021) Maternal Mental Health and Risk of Children Diarrhea and Acute Respiratory Infection in Indonesia. In: BIS-HSS 2020, 18 November 2020, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

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There are between 4.4 and 3.6% of the world's population who experience depression and anxiety. Data on Basic Health Research shows that the proportion of Indonesian people suffering from emotional mental disorders fell from 11.6 to 6% in 2013. Maternal mental health can affect children’s growth and development. The purpose is to investigate the relationship between maternal mental health and the risk of children's diarrhea and ARI in Indonesia. Data comes from the Indonesian Basic Health Research in 2013. The analyzed variables using logistic regression are the history of acute respiratory infection (ARI) and diarrhea, child and maternal characteristics. The prevalence of high common mental disorders (CMD) is 4.6%. ARI has a higher incidence compared to the incidence of diarrhea (40.6% and 11.9%). The analysis shows that maternal CMD is related to ARI history (OR= 2.12; 95% CI: 1.87-2.40) and diarrhea history (OR=2.36; 95% CI: 2.03-2.74). Maternal CMD is associated with the incidence of child illness and increases the risk of ARI and diarrhea. Implication. The intervention to increase the maternal mental health status needs to get more attention because it contributes to the child's health status.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ARI children diarrhea mental health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 13:40
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2022 13:40

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