The relationship between the choice of place of delivery and childbirth labor with the incidence of infant mortality in Sorawolio community health center working area of Baubau City, Indonesia


Published: 30 October 2019
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Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) describes the success of the health sector and also directly relates to an average of population life expectancy in an area. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between place of delivery, childbirth labor with the incidence of infant mortality in the Community Health facility. This was an observational analytical research with a cross sectional study design. The population include 190 mothers who had given birth in 2017 in the Health facility, of which 60 people were selected using stratified random sampling technique. Data was collected through primary information requisition by using questionnaires and secondary data was collected from the Community Health Center and the Health Office of Baubau City. The data was analyzed using the chisquare test. The results indicated that there was a significant relationship between the place of delivery (p value = 0.004, p<0.005) and childbirth labor (p value = 0.006, p<0.005) with the incidence of infant mortality in the Community Health Facility.


Andriani, R., & Risma, R. (2019). The relationship between the choice of place of delivery and childbirth labor with the incidence of infant mortality in Sorawolio community health center working area of Baubau City, Indonesia. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 10(s1). https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2019.1196

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