The Use of Traditional Health Care Among Indonesian Family

Nurhayati Nurhayati • Lucie Widowati
Journal article Health Science Journal of Indonesia • 2017 Indonesia

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Abstract

Background: The use of traditional medicine and complementary and alternative medicine has increased significantly over the past few years. The main reasons for the increasing use of traditional medicine is a growing trend for patients to take a more proactive approach to their own health and to seek out different forms of self-care. This study aimed to investigate the dominant risk factors that related to use of traditional health care among Indonesian family Methods: The study used household data from 2013 National Health Survey Indonesia. Using cox regression, we then could present dominant risk factors that related to use of traditional health care among Indonesian family Results: Total subjects had been analyzed were 294,959 subjects. The proportion of those who used of traditional health care were 30,4% (78,775/294,959). Dominant risk factors related to used of traditional health care were type area, level of education, employment status, level of economic, and knowing about the availability of health care. Compared with those who were in rural, those who were in urban had 14% more likely to used of traditional health care. Household who had higher education level had 85% more likely to used of traditional health care. Household who were employed had 18% more likely to used of traditional health care. Household who had higher economic level had 45% more likely to used of traditional health care. Furthermore, household who knowed about the availability of health care had 32% more likely to used of traditional health care. Conclusion: Household subjects who were in urban area, employed, had higher level of education and economic, knowed the availability of health services were more likely to used of traditional health care

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Health Science Journal of Indonesia

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