Understanding Neonatal Death in Urban Area in Indonesia

  • Agung Dwi Laksono1, Ratna Dwi Wulandari2
Keywords: Neonatal death, maternal health, pregnancy,urban.

Abstract

Data collected by WHO from various countries found that in 2018, 47% of all under-five deaths occurred in
the neonatal period. The study aimed to analyze variables related to neonatal death in urban Indonesia. The
analysis utilizes secondary data from the 2017 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey. With stratification
and multistage random sampling, 17,265 women aged 15-49 years in urban areas with live births in the last 5
years were sampled. Data were analyzed using a Binary Logistic Regression test. The analysis found that the
richest women were 0.602 times more likely to experience neonatal death than the poorest women in urban
areas(OR 0.602; 95% CI 0.409-0.886). Primiparous women were 0.526 times more likely to experience
neonatal death than grand-multiparous women in urban areas of Indonesia(OR 0.526; 95% CI 0.307-0.903).
Multiparous women were 0.636 times more likely to experience neonatal death than grand-multiparous
women in urban areas in Indonesia(OR 0.636; 95% CI 0.492-0.822). Women who have antental care visits
≥ 4 times have a 0.237 chance of experiencing neonatal death compared to women who have antental care
visits <4 times in urban areas in Indonesia(OR 0.237; 95% CI 0.163-0.334). It was concluded that there are
3 variables that affect neonatal death in urban area in Indonesia, namely wealth status, parity, and antenatal
care.

Author Biography

Agung Dwi Laksono1, Ratna Dwi Wulandari2

1National Institute of Health Research and Development, The Ministry of Health, The Republic of Indonesia, Jl.
Percetakan Negara 29, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga Surabaya, Indonesia,
Campus C Mulyosari Surabaya, Indonesia

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Agung Dwi Laksono1, Ratna Dwi Wulandari2. (2020). Understanding Neonatal Death in Urban Area in Indonesia. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 825-829. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1218