Relationship between Level of Knowledge of Childbearing Age Women About Cervical Cancer and Behavior of Preventing Cervical Cancer in Mayamuk District, Sorong Regency
Keywords:Knowledge of women of childbearing age, cervical cancer, prevention behavior
Cervical cancer is the second highest cancer prevalence in women in the world. Cervical cancer usually
occurs among women aged 30-50 years. In Indonesia, an estimated 40,000 new cases of cervical cancer each
year. Women with cervical cancer mostly late for medical management because lack of knowledge about
cervical cancer that resulted in late medical examination.
The research design used was correlational analytic with cross sectional approach. The population was
women of childbearing age from 20-35 years old in Mayamuk District, Sorong Regency with a total of 66
respondents who were taken by using total sampling. Data collection instruments used were questionnaires.
The data analysis used was Chi Square test with 5% level of significance.
From the research results it is obtained that 41% (27 respondents) have insufficient knowledge, and 55% (36
respondents) have negative behavior. From the analysis with Chi Square test with 5% level of significance
it was obtained that the count X2 (20.602)> X2 table (5.99), meaning that there is a relationship between the
knowledge of women of childbearing age about cervical cancer with the behavior of preventing cervical
cancer in the Mayamuk District, Sorong Regency.
It is expected that health workers will further enhance the provision of counseling to the community
and optimize prevention programs against cervical cancer and the community can further enhance their
knowledge of early prevention of cervical cancer especially women in childbearing age.