Factors Related To Liver Dysfunction On Female Farmers In Bandungan Village, Semarang Regency

  • Zulva Kamalia Amin Magister of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, Diponegoro University
  • Onny Setiani Diponegoro University, Indonesia
  • Tri Joko Diponegoro University, Indonesia
Keywords: pesticide, female farmers, liver disfunction

Abstract

Excessive and improper use of pesticides can cause impaired health. Among the few organs in humans that are most vulnerable to the target of pesticides are liver organs. When there is disturbance or damage to the liver organs, it will interfere with the important function of the liver, namely metabolism and detoxification. Some studies have been conducted, indicating that there are negative effects on liver organs caused by pesticide use. This research aimed to analyze factors related to the incidence of liver function in female farmers in Bandungan village, Semarang Regency. This research was observational research with a cross-sectional research design. The sampling technique used is purposive sampling (judgmental sampling). The number of samples used was 54 respondents aged between 15-49 years. The study showed that there were 9 (16.7%) Women of farmers who experience impaired liver function based on an abnormal SGOT and SGPT levels in Farmer's blood. Variables related to the incidence of liver dysfunction in female farmers was the working period (p=0.015) spraying frequency (p=0.013) and involvement of agricultural activities (p=0.011).

Published
2019-11-29