Analysis Relationship of the Pulmonary TB Prisoners with the Prevention Measures in Jail In Province of Sumatera Utara

Authors

  • Lina Tarigan1 , R. Kintoko Rochadi2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1487

Keywords:

Pulmonary TB, jail, preventive measure.

Abstract

According to the WHO (2013), the pulmonary TB as the second order of death and has infected 9.4 million

people and killed 1.7 million people in the world each year. Indonesia ranks second highest number of TB

cases in the world with an incidence of 391 per 100,000 inhabitants. The prevalence rate of pulmonary

TB in prison is estimated to be 3 times higher than the general population. The research aims to analyze

the characteristics relationships of the prisoners community with pulmonary TB with precautions and

transmission in jails in Sumatera Utara province. The research was conducted in jails in the city of Medan and

Lubuk Pakam using cross sectional design. The population is all prisoners with pulmonary TB undergoing

treatment. The research sample is all the pulmonary TB sufferers recorded at the both jail clinics. The results

showed there was a relationship between the characteristics of prisoners with precautions in ethics of cough

(p = 0.01), precautions in habit of throwing sputum (p = 0.046), preventive measures in habit of using masks

(p = 0.001) in the jail of Sumatera Utara Province

Author Biography

Lina Tarigan1 , R. Kintoko Rochadi2

1,2Senior Lecturer of Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan Indonesia

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Lina Tarigan1 , R. Kintoko Rochadi2. (2020). Analysis Relationship of the Pulmonary TB Prisoners with the Prevention Measures in Jail In Province of Sumatera Utara. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 729-735. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1487