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Tour Health Journal diterbitkan oleh Akupun Tour Publisher.</p> Akupun Tour Publisher en-US TOUR HEALTH JOURNAL 2830-5515 FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH UTILIZATION OF ANTENATAL CARE SERVICES IN THE UPTD PUSKESMAS AREA OF GUNUNG SITOLI SELATAN DISTRICT <p><strong><em>Background: </em></strong><em>ANC visits aim to monitor the welfare of the mother and child at least four times during pregnancy. In 2016, K1 and K4 coverage in Gunung Sitoli City, namely K1 was 4.4% and K4 was 89.6%. The amount of coverage has decreased compared to 2017 where K1 was 95.3% and K4 was 95.3%. The impact of pregnant women who do not receive ANC at least 4 times will not be found in premature labor, high risk pregnancies, nor will abnormalities be found which will increase the death rate and pain during pregnancy. The low level of utilization of health services for pregnant women at Community Health Centers is caused by many factors. Several factors influence the use of ANC, namely, predisposing factors including (age, education, employment, parity, and pregnancy spacing), and supporting factors including family income and demand factors (health of pregnant women). </em></p> <p><strong><em>Purpose:</em></strong><em> To determine the factors associated with the utilization of antenatal care services in the UPTD Puskesmas area of Gunung Sitoli Selatan Subdistrict.</em></p> <p><strong><em>Method:</em></strong> <em>The type of research used in this research is quantitative with a cross sectional design. The population in this study were all pregnant women who underwent ANC examinations in June-July 2023 in the UPTD area of ​​the South Gunungsitoli District Health Center for the 2023 period, totaling 74 respondents, all of whom were used as the sample (Total Sampling). Data collection uses Primary and Secondary Data using questionnaire sheets and observation sheets. Data analysis used the chi-square test via cross tabulation with α&lt;0.05.</em></p> <p><strong><em>Results:</em></strong> <em>There is no relationship between maternal employment and utilization of ANC services with a Chi Square value of P = 0.429. There is a relationship between knowledge and utilization of ANC services with a Chi Square value of P = 0.000. There is a relationship between attitude and the use of ANC services with a Chi Square value of P = 0.000. There is a relationship between family support and service utilization with a Chi Square value of P = 0.000. Conclusion: There is a relationship between knowledge, attitudes and family support with the use of ANC services in the UPTD area of ​​the Gunung Sitoli Selatan sub-district health center.</em></p> <p><strong><em>Disscusion and Conclusion:</em></strong><em> Suggestion: it is hoped that the UPTD Coordinating Midwife at the Gunungsitoli Community Health Center will plan health promotions to pregnant women regarding the use of ANC services by involving various local sectors</em></p> Niat Triwati Zai Copyright (c) 2024 Niat Triwati Zai 2024-03-28 2024-03-28 3 1 1 8 FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH CONTRACEPTIVE USE AMONG COUPLES OF CHILDBEARING AGE (PUS) IN THE WORKING AREA OF THE DANAU PARIS HEALTH CENTER, ACEH SINGKIL DISTRICT IN 2023 <p><strong><em>Background: </em></strong><em>Population problems faced by developing countries including Indonesia in general are large population, high growth, uneven distribution, and low quality. The problems are very complex and related to each other, resulting in unbalanced population growth. To reduce the rate of population growth can be achieved through the Family Planning (KB) program and the voluntary use of contraceptives to Couples of Fertile Age (PUS) to create effective human resources to improve family resilience, health, safety of mothers, children and women. </em></p> <p><strong><em>Purpose:</em></strong> <em>This study aims to determine the relationship between age, education, occupation, knowledge, husband's support, and the role of PLKB with the use of contraceptives in Fertile Age Couples (PUS) in the working area of Danau Paris Health Center, Aceh Singkil Regency in 2023.</em></p> <p><strong><em>Method:</em></strong> <em>The type of research used is quantitative research with analytic survey method with cross sectional research design. The sample in this study was taken as many as 92 people who met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Data collection by distributing questionnaires analyzing the relationship with the chi-square statistical test. Statistical analysis obtained acceptor education (p = 0.011 &lt; 0.05), acceptor knowledge (p = 0.000 &lt; 0.05), acceptor husband support (p = 0.000 &lt; 0.05), and the role of PLKB (p = 0.001 &lt; 0.05) has a relationship with the use of contraceptives, while acceptor age (p = 0.391 &gt; 0.05), and acceptor employment (p = 0.525 &gt; 0.05) has no relationship with the use of contraceptives. </em></p> <p><strong><em>Disscusion and Conclusion:</em></strong><em> It is recommended that the Puskesmas improve the performance of Family Planning Field Officers (PLKB) in conducting family planning education to increase knowledge of contraceptives in the community</em></p> Yusmawati Gajah Lia Rosa Veronika Lia Rosa Veronika Sinaga Copyright (c) 2024 Yusmawati Gajah, Lia Rosa Veronika Sinaga 2024-03-28 2024-03-28 3 1 9 23