Education as predictor of the knowledge of pregnancy danger signs in Rural Indonesia

Ratna Dwi Wulandari, Agung Dwi Laksono

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Abstract

The research aim was to analyse education as a predictor of knowledge of the pregnancy danger signs in rural Indonesia. There were 44,647 childbearing age women (15-49) used as a sample. The variables analysed included knowing the danger signs of pregnancy, education, age, employment, marital, wealth, and parity. Binary logistic regression tests were used to detect the predictors. Women with primary education were 1.973 times more likely to know the danger signs of pregnancy than women with no education. Women with secondary education were 3.355 times more likely to know the danger signs of pregnancy than women with no education. Women with higher education were 7.169 times more likely to know the danger signs of pregnancy than women with no education. The higher the education, the more knowledge of the danger signs of pregnancy. Age, employment, wealth, and parity were also found as predictors of the knowledge of the pregnancy danger signs. Employed women were likely 0.958 times to know the pregnancy danger signs than unemployed women. All wealth status categories were more likely to know the pregnancy danger signs than the poorest women. Multiparous and grand multiparous women were less likely to know the pregnancy danger signs than primiparous women. Education was a predictor of the knowledge of the pregnancy danger signs in rural Indonesia. Besides that, there were 4 other variables which were also predictors, namely age, employment, wealth, and parity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1037-1051
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Maternal health
  • Pregnancy care
  • Reproductive health knowledge
  • Risk for pregnant women

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