Knowledge and Attitude of Junior-High-School Children in Bogor, Indonesia, Related to Climate Change Health Impacts
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- climate change, knowledge, attitude, health impact, school children
Sustainable Development Goals require the capacity for resilience and adaptation to climate-related disasters to be strengthened. This capacity is fundamental in healthy city development, which also highlights the importance for youth to have it as early as possible. Therefore, it is crucial to understand their current state before building their capacity. This study aims at measuring the level of knowledge and attitude of junior-high-school students in Bogor City, West Java Province, Indonesia, on health impacts of climate change and identifying predictors of such knowledge and attitude. A cross-sectional study involving purposively selected 142 students aged 12 to 14 years old in a state-owned junior high school was implemented in 2015. A structured questionnaire was used to mine data regarding the knowledge of and attitude towards climate change health impacts, ownership and utilization of information access, school subject, and supports from close related person. Bivariate analysis was conducted with Chi-square test and multivariate analysis with logistic regression at 0.05 significance. Eighty-two female and sixty male students took part in this study. The proportion of students with good level of knowledge on the health effects of climate change was 69%; meanwhile, 51.4% of the students had less supportive attitude toward the issue of climate change health impacts. The multivariate analysis revealed that an association occurred between the knowledge level and family income (income of IDR 2.5-5 million: AOR 4.63 95%CI 1.26-17.04). Similarly, the level of attitude was associated with maternal education (AOR 2.37 95%CI 1.05-5.34). These results suggest that, in climate change impacts, knowledge is not necessarily in line with attitude and family background has a major role to shape both aspects. Health promotion efforts on climate change health impacts should touch on family experience.
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TY - CONF AU - Tities Puspita AU - Kenti Friskarini AU - Rina Marina AU - Anton Suryatma PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/20 TI - Knowledge and Attitude of Junior-High-School Children in Bogor, Indonesia, Related to Climate Change Health Impacts BT - Proceedings of the 5th Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Public Health Conference (UPHEC 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 220 EP - 226 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.043 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.043 ID - Puspita2020 ER -