Factors Related To Blood Lead Levels In Women Of Childbearing Age In The Working Area Of Bandarharjo Community Health Center, North Semarang City
Increasing development in all fields and aspects to date, apart from providing positive benefits, also leaves negative impacts on the environment. One of the sectors that is growing rapidly at present is the increase in development in the industrial sector. The city of Semarang itself is one of the cities located on the north coast of the Java Sea which is densely industrialized and has an impact on the increasing amount of waste produced by production and is a negative impact of industrial development. This type of research is an analytic observational study with a cross sectional design which aims to determine the factors associated with blood lead levels, namely drinking water sources, nutritional status, and history of exposure to cigarette smoke. The number of samples in this study were 67 women of childbearing age who were obtained using purposive sampling technique. The data analysis used was univariate and bivariate with the chi square test, t-test, and the Spearman test. The results showed that there was no relationship between nutritional status (p = 0.333), source of drinking water (p = 0.273), and a history of exposure to cigarette smoke (p = 0.305).
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