FAKTOR – FAKTOR YANG BERHUBUNGAN DENGAN PERILAKU IBU RUMAH TANGGA DALAM PENGELOLAAN POPOK SEKALI PAKAI DI WILAYAH KERJA PUSKESMAS SUKABANGUN
Disposable diapers are devices in form of highly absorbent disposable diapers made of plastic and a mixture of chemicals to contain metabolic wastes such as urine and feces. This convenience increases the volume of disposable diapers usage and leaves environmental problems that not only pollute the environment, but also human health. The purpose of the study was to analyze the factors related to the housewives' behavior in the management of disposable diapers in RT 12 and RT 25 in the working area of Sukabangun Public Health Center. The analytic observational design was used in this research with cross sectional approach. The number of samples which are housewives who use disposable diapers were 35 people in total. It was obtained from the result that housewives with elementary education as much as 62.9%, housewives with kind knowledge level as much as 82.9%, housewives with negative attitudes as much as 57% and housewives behavior which do not manage the disposable diapers as much as 52%. There is a relation between education level (p = 0.000); knowledge (p = 000) and attitude (p = 0.000) with the behavior of housewives in the management of disposable diapers. Further research needs to be done by looking at the diseases caused by poor management of disposable diapers.