The relationship between the density of flies and the management of livestock waste with the incidence of diarrhea in the community of dairy farmers in Pudak Kulon Village, Ponorogo, Indonesia
Keywords:Density of flies, livestock waste management, diarrhea, dairy farmers
Diarrhea is still one of community health problems in the world, especially in developing countries such as Indonesia, because of its high morbidity and mortality rates. This study aimed to know the relationship between the density of flies and livestock waste management with the incidence of diarrhea in the community dairy farmers. This study used a descriptive analytic with cross sectional study design. Data was collected using questionnaires, observation sheets, and measurements of the density of flies with a fly method grill and hand counter. Sample research used is as many as 177 family dairy farmers with the sampling method of cluster random sampling. The results of Chi Square test showed a significant relationship between the density of flies with the incidence of diarrhea (p=0.00) and the existence of a significant relationship between livestock waste management with the incidence of diarrhea (p=0.00). It is recommended that dairy farmers could improve their healthy living behaviours and manage the livestock waste.