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Analysis of Indonesian Youth Reproductive Health Survey (IYRHS) 2012: Determinant Study of Anemia among Adolescent

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 12)

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Page : 51-55

Keywords : knowledge; anemia; adolescent; Indonesian Youth Reproductive HealthSurvey;

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The prevalence of anemia in developing countries about 27 % and 6 % in developed countries. It is not certain the prevalence of anemia among adolescents in Indonesia, on the other hand, the knowledge about anemia among adolescents aged between 15-24 years were quite low. The purpose of this study to determine the relationship of socio demographic characteristics and risks behavior among adolescent with adolescent knowledge about anaemia in Indonesia using the data Indonesian Youth Reproductive Health Survey (IYRHS) 2012. Secondary data from IYRHS 2012 analyzed using logistic regression analysis. Socio demographic variables and adolescent risk behaviors such as smoking, using substances/drug, and premarital sex behavior analyzed with adolescent knowledge about anemia. A total of 19, 399 male respondents and 8, 419 female respondents in the survey, there were 66 % aged between 15-19 years and about 34 % were aged between 20-24 years. The main predictor of lack of anemia knowledge among adolescent were socio demographic characteristics, especially low education level and parent socioeconomic level (OR = 8.0; 95 % CI = 7.0-9.1 and OR = 3.2; 95 % CI = 2.8-3.6). Cooperation across sectors is should be increase to make early interventions for adolescents to improve reproductive health in the future, through anemia prevention program based on school, clinic, or community.

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