The Influence of Community Behavior in Disposing of Garbage on the Spread of Malaria

St Fatimah Azzahra, Faradiba Faradiba
2022 Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases  
The existence of garbage in everyday life can not be separated from human behavior that litters. Lack of public awareness in disposing of waste results in an unhealthy environment. An unhealthy environment triggers the emergence of various diseases, one of which is a disease caused by mosquito bites, namely malaria. Malaria is one of the most deadly diseases. This study aims to see how far the influence of community behavior in disposing of waste on the spread of malaria outbreaks. The data
more » ... in this study is data from the 2018 Village Potential data collection with 83,931 villages in Indonesia. The analytical method used is Ordinary Least Square (OLS). The results obtained in this study are people's behavior in disposing of waste has a significant effect on the spread of malaria. The better the behavior of the community in waste disposal and management, the lower the spread of malaria will occur. In addition, access to and utilization of health facilities and services is also important in the process of treating malaria. The results of this study also concluded that the farther the distance to health care facilities, the greater the risk of suffering from malaria. Government participation is needed to improve public health promotion.
doi:10.9734/ajrid/2022/v10i330293 fatcat:43p6jojpmrafnjtielcthjmaoi