INFANT REALIZED ACCESS MODEL BASED ON INFANT AND FAMILY FACTORS IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL TIMOR REGENCY

Serlie Littik, Stefanus Supriyanto, Sri Widati
2017 JASRHB Journal of Applied Science And Research   unpublished
Health services for infants became a serious problem in South Central Timor Regency, because of its low utilization despite high infant morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to create a realized access model based on infants and family factors in South Central Timor Regency. This study applied a cross-sectional study design, with a sample of 280 respondents. Data were collected through interviews with questionnaire as guidance. Data were analyzed with SmartPLS Version 3.2.6. The results
more » ... ed that family factors (income, health insurance ownership, mother's knowledge of infant health care services, health workers as a source of information) and infant factors (place of birth, birthweight, and age at birth) improved realized access of infants. Therefore increasing family income through the empowerment of women is needed, in addition of strengthening multisectoral cooperation in providing information and motivation to utilize health facilities for childbirth and infant care.
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