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Factors related to the use of internet in Bali by women as a source of information about pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care: a cross-sectional study

Ni Wayan Ariyani , I Made Ady Wirawan, Dyah Pradnya Paramitha Duarsa

Ni Wayan Ariyani
Public Health Doctorate Program of Universitas Udayana, Denpasar, Bali-Indoensia. Email: ariyaniwayan@ymail.com

I Made Ady Wirawan
Departement of Public Health, Universitas Udayana, Denpasar, Bali-Indonesia

Dyah Pradnya Paramitha Duarsa
Departement of Public Health, Universitas Udayana, Denpasar, Bali-Indonesia
Online First: February 02, 2020 | Cite this Article
Ariyani, N., Wirawan, I., Duarsa, D. 2020. Factors related to the use of internet in Bali by women as a source of information about pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care: a cross-sectional study. Bali Medical Journal 9(1): 13-18. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v9i1.1656


Purpose: This study aims to identify the relationship between sociodemographic and obstetric factors with the use of the internet by women as a source of information about pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care.

Method: This cross-sectional study involved 185 women who had babies aged 0-3 months. Data were collected in August and September 2018. Data were collected by interviews using questionnaires. Data analysis was conducted by chi-square and logistic regression

Results: The age factor (p = 0.255), education (p = 0.071), occupation (p = 0.100), income (p = 0.077) and parity (p = 0.380) were not related to the use of the internet. The factor of service provider is significantly related to internet usage (p = 0.031).

Conclusion: The use of the internet by women in Bali to search information about pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care is not related to most sociodemographic and obstetric characteristics. The results of this study could be taken into consideration by health practitioners to create innovative programs in the field of maternal and child health services.

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