Mother's Level of Knowledge about Prevention of ARI with Incidence of ARI in Children under Five at Posyandu the Working Area Botania Health Center Batam City


  • Eka Agustin Universitas Batam
  • Angga Putri Universitas Batam
  • Ratna Dewi Silalahi Universitas Batam
  • Kiki Rizki Dasaryandi Universitas Batam


Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) is a major health problem that continues to occur in Indonesia. Based on data from the 2020 Batam Health Office, the Botania Health Center is the highest with 8,660 cases of toddlers under 5 years. The purpose of knowing the relationship between the level of knowledge of mothers about the prevention of ARI with the incidence of ARI in infants. The research design is descriptive analytic with a cross-sectional approach. The population is all mothers who have children aged 1-60 months or 0-5 years with a sample of 42 respondents by purposive sampling. Data collection using a questionnaire sheet via Google form. The results showed that the majority of mothers had less knowledge about ISPA prevention (38.1%). The majority of ARI incidence rates are more than half in toddlers (61.9%). The results of the Chi-Square test showed a p-value of 0.03 (<0.05) meaning that there was a significant relationship between the level of mother's knowledge about ISPA prevention and the incidence of ISPA in toddlers at the Posyandu in the working area of the Botania Health Center. It is hoped that the results will become material for continuing to increase mother's knowledge about ISPA in toddlers.