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Analysis of Knowledge and Awareness of Community Behavior in Waste Management in the City of Banda Aceh

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences (IRJPMS) (Vol.7, No. 1)

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Page : 64-68

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β€” Introduction: Poor waste management will make waste a breeding ground for disease vectors, such as flies, mice, insects and fungi. Dengue fever is caused by the Aedes aegypty vector which lives and breeds in the environment, poor waste management, lots of cans, used tires and plastic in standing water. From 2018 to 2022 the average waste production in Banda Aceh City continues to increase every year. This increase is very significant, where in 2018 the amount of waste production was around 66,323.92 tonnes, moving up to 87,377.19 at the end of 2022. Objective: The aim of the research is to analyze the relationship between knowledge and awareness of community behavior in waste management in Banda Aceh City. Methodology: The type of research that will be used is quantitative research using analytical research methods with a cross sectional design. The target population in this research is Heads of Families in Banda Aceh City, numbering 70,183, while the sample that will be studied using the Isaac and Michael formula is 334 samples. Data was processed univariately, bivariately and multivariately. Results: The research results showed that there was a relationship between education (P value = 0.019), knowledge (P value = 0.001), awareness (P value = 0.001), and community behavior in waste management, while gender, age and occupation had no relationship to community behavior in waste management. Multivariately, the most dominant variables related to community behavior in waste management are awareness (0.001, OR: 2.201) and knowledge (0.014, OR: 1.856). Recommendation: The results of this study show that the most dominant factors related to community behavior in waste management are awareness and knowledge.

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