MOTHERS ATTITUDE WHO HAVE A TODDLER WITH ARI TO HUSBANDS WHO SMOKE IN THE HOUSE
Keywords:Attitude, Toddler, ARI, Cigarette
Introduction: Infant, toddler and child mortality rates is one of the most basic health indicators. The 13 million toddlers in the world die every year and most are caused by Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI). Many factors affect the occurrence of ARI in infants, one of them is the behavioral factor. Harmful behavioral factor such as smoking in the house may increase the risk of ARI in infants. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the attitude of mothers who have children with ARI to husbands who smoke in the house. Method: This research used quantitative descriptive method. The sampling technique used total sampling that was all mother who have toddler of ARI as many as 49 people. The research instrument used a questionnaire to find out the attitude of the mother to the smoking husband in the house. Results: The results showed that the attitude of mothers who have toddler with ARI to husbands who smoked in the majority house had a positive attitude (55.1%). Conclusion: A mother who has a toddler with ARI is positive toward a husband who smokes indoors.