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International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review-e-iSSN - 2347 - 3215

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Abstract                 Volume:7  Issue-3  Year-2019          Original Research Articles

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The Effect of Maternal Presence toward Neonatal Death of Low Birth Weight in Aceh Province
Satrinawati Berkat*
Health Polytechnic of Aceh, Aceh Province, Indonesia
*Corresponding author

Low birth weight (LBW) is when a baby born with weight under 2,500 grams and is one of the primary causes of infant mortality in the world. Global prevalence rate of LBW  is 15-20% of all birth. Maternal presence is one of the important factors related to neonatal survival of LBW. The purpose of this study is to assess the influence of the mother presence on LBW survival in the neonatal period. Observational study with the case-control method conducted within 8 districts/municipalities in Aceh province Indonesia and the data collection was started from February 2012 to August 2014. The population of the study was LBW babies who were born in Aceh Province between2011-2014. Total samples was500 of LBW babies. Single logistic regression used to bivariate analysis. The results showed that the percentage of the mother who took care of their babies in the neonatal period was 163 (65.2%) in the case group and 211 (84.4%) in the control group. The results of the simple logistic regression analysis found that there was a significant relationship between the presence of mothers and neonatal deaths, namely (p <0.01) and odd ratio 2.88 (95% CI: 1.87- 4.43). The LBW babies who were not accompanied or took care by their mothers during the neonatal period were 2.8 times more likely to die compared to LBW babies who were accompanied or took care by their mothers. Indonesia government should be strengthening the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services, starting from the pre-pregnancy until postnatal and onward thoroughly upgrading the monitoring and evaluation of MCH services.

Keywords: Maternal presence, Neonatal mortality and LBW
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How to cite this article:

Satrinawati Berkat. 2019. The Effect of Maternal Presence toward Neonatal Death of Low Birth Weight in Aceh Province.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 7(3): 96-102
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2019.703.009