Smoking Behavior among Female Worker in Indonesia Does Education Matter?

Authors

  • Nikmatur Rohmah1 , Anita Dewi Prahastuti Sujoso2 , Masruroh3 , Ilyas Ibrahim4 , Qurnia Andayani5 , Irfansyah Baharuddin Pakki6 , Agung Dwi Laksono7

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2392

Keywords:

Smoking behavior, female worker, tobacco use.

Abstract

Smoking behavior in women has a risk of fertility problems, the reproductive system, and many other
health problems. This study was aimed at analyzing the effect of education level on smoking behavior
among female workers in Indonesia. The samples used were a female worker. The sample size was 51,815
respondents. Apart from education, other independent variables analyzed were the place of residence, age,
marital, wealth, and pregnant status. Determination of determinant by binary logistic regression. The results
of the study informed that female workers with primary education were 0.456 times more likely than no
education to become smokers. Female workers with secondary education are 0.428 times more likely than
no education to become smokers. Female workers with higher education are 0.219 times more likely than
no education to become smokers. The results of this analysis indicate that the higher the education level, the
lower the possibility of female workers becoming smokers. Apart from the education level, 4 other variables
were also found as predictors of smoking behavior among female workers, namely the place of residence,
age, wealth, and pregnant status. It was concluded that the education level was a predictor of smoking
behavior among female workers in Indonesia. The higher the education level, the lower the possibility of
female workers becoming smokers.

Author Biography

Nikmatur Rohmah1 , Anita Dewi Prahastuti Sujoso2 , Masruroh3 , Ilyas Ibrahim4 , Qurnia Andayani5 , Irfansyah Baharuddin Pakki6 , Agung Dwi Laksono7

1
Lecturer, Faculty of Health Science, Muhammadiyah University of Jember East Java Indonesia, 2Lecturer,
Public Health Faculty Jember University East Java, Indonesia, 3
Lecturer, Faculty of Health Science Universitas
Pesantren Tinggi Darul Ulum Jombang,East Java, Indonesia, 4Lecturer, Faculty of Health Science, Bumi Hijrah
Tidore University, North Maluku, Indonesia, 5
Doctoral Program, Faculty of Public Health, University of Airlangga
Surabaya Indonesia, 6Lecturer, Faculty of Public Health University of Mulawarman, Samarinda, Kalimantan
Timur, Indonesia, 7
Researcher, National Institute of Health Research and Development,
The Indonesian Ministry of Health

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Nikmatur Rohmah1 , Anita Dewi Prahastuti Sujoso2 , Masruroh3 , Ilyas Ibrahim4 , Qurnia Andayani5 , Irfansyah Baharuddin Pakki6 , Agung Dwi Laksono7. (2021). Smoking Behavior among Female Worker in Indonesia Does Education Matter?. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 688-693. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2392

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