DEMAND MASYARAKAT KECAMATAN SUKORAMBI TERHADAP PELAYANAN KESEHATAN PUSKESMAS SUKORAMBI DI KABUPATEN JEMBER
The demand of residents of Sukorambi sub-district for health care of Public Health Center (Puskesmas) at the sub-district decreased by 0.82% on 2007, and the target of 50% public visit could not be fulfilled. The objective of this research is to analyze the demand of residents of Sukorambi sub-district for health care that are provided by the Puskemas of Sukorambi sub-district in relation with the sub-district’s characteristics of demography, residents’ trust in health care, frequency of disease infection, residents’ level of knowledge as well as residents’ level of income. This study uses a descriptive method of survey of which the sample-taking procedure is by means of proportional allocation and simple random sampling technique. The results of research indicate that the percentage of residents of Sukorambi sub-district who had the demand for health care of the Puskesmas was 59.05%, whereas the residents who did not have the demand for health care of the Puskesmas was 40.95%. The majority of residents of Sukorambi sub-district who had the demand for health care of the Puskesmas was female, that was 53.51%, of which the highest percentage was elderly residents–that was 53.89%, had trust in the medical services–that reached 89.62%, had less frequency of disease infection–that was 54.72%, had a high level of knowledge–that was 72.69%, and had a relatively low income–that reached 53.77%.
Keywords: demand, residents, health care
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