ORIGINAL ARTICLE

The influence of maternal age and gestational age to urinary tract infection in Lempake Primary Health Care, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Johanes Dwi Meiyanto

Johanes Dwi Meiyanto
Lempake Primary Health Care Doctor, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Email: [email protected]
Online First: December 01, 2019 | Cite this Article
Meiyanto, J. 2019. The influence of maternal age and gestational age to urinary tract infection in Lempake Primary Health Care, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Bali Medical Journal 8(3). DOI:10.15562/bmj.v8i3.1595


Introduction: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the second-largest of the world’s health burden just behind the respiratory tract infection. Pregnant women are at risk of suffering from urinary tract infection due to anatomical and physiological changes along the urinary tract. The study aims to find out the influence of maternal age and gestational age to UTI in Primary Health Care Center Lempake.

Method: The research method was cross sectional with total sampling and using secondary data from the register book of emergency unit in Primary Health Care Center Lempake including all UTI cases in pregnancy from all pregnant patients undergone urinalysis from January 2017 until October 2018 (48 patients). It was then analyzed using logistic regression with STATA version 14.

Result: Most of subjects distribution were maternal age group 26-35 years old (39.6%), third trimester of pregnancy (66.7%), and negative result of bacteriuria (81.3%). Maternal age group 26-35 years old was the the most one suffering from UTI/positive result of bacteriuria (55.6%) and had tendency 5.4 times to suffer from urinary tract infection (p=0.147; CI=0.56-51.71; OR=5.36) while gestational age in third trimester showed significant influence to urinary tract infection (p=0.05; CI=0.03-1.00; OR=0.18). The prevalence of urinary tract infection in this research was 18.7%. 

Conclusion: There were significant influences among maternal age and gestational age to UTI in Primary Health Care Center Lempake.

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