Abstract

Diarrhea is a bowel movement in which the stool is liquid or semi-
liquid, in which its water content is more than 200 ml/24 hours. Health
center 1 in Ajibarang with 2.440 incidence cases of diarrhea is a
health center with the highest cases of diarrhea in Banyumas. Several
factors which can affect the incidence of diarrhea include the latrines and
water utilization.
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between
the utilization of latrines and water with the incidence of diarrhea in the
Village of Kracak Ajibarang in 2013. The number of samples were 72
respondents, 36 patients suffered from diarrhea and 36 didn’t. The design of
this study was explanatory research with case-control approach. The
analysis of the data used univariate, bivariate analyzes (Chi Square),
and multivariate analysis.
The results show that Diarrhea sofferers in the village of Kracak who
used clean latrines were 20 respondents (55.56%), and those who used clean
water and didn’t suffer from diarrhea were 25 respondents (69.44%). From
the relationship test, the p value of latrines utilization variable is 0.056 >
0.05, and p value of water utilization is 0.250 > 0.05. It indicates that
there is no significant relationship between the utilization of latrines and the
utilization of water with the incidence rate of diarrhea in the Village of
Kracak, Ajibarang 2012, the utilization of latrines has its significant value
sig. = 0.813 > 0.05, and the utilization of water has its significant value sig.
= 0.617 > 0.05. In conclusion there is no association between the utilization
of latrines and the utilization of water with the incidence rate of
diarrhea in the Village of Kracak, Ajibarang.
Key Words : Diarrhea, water, latrines