Gastritis is a disease that may attack all levels of society from all ages and gender. The case of gastritis becomes the biggest disease problem in Muna district. For the last 3 years, data obtained from the Batalaiworu Public Health Center showed that there has been an increase in the number of cases of gastritis in the uncertain working area of the Batalaiworu Health Center. This type of research is qualitative. The objective of study is to determine the description of patients with clinical gastritis in the working area of the Batalaiworu Health Center regarding risky eating habit, stress, smoking, coffee consumption habits and the habit of consuming non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Respondents in this study were Batalaiworu sub-district people who were included in the list of gastritis patients, which were as many as 172 respondents. The results of this study reported that there is a relationship between the type of food or diet, stress, and consumption of certain drugs with the incidence of gastritis in the working area of the Batalaiworu Health Center, Muna Regency in 2021. However, the frequency of eating, coffee consumption, and smoking habits had no significant relationship with gastritis in the working area of the Batalaiworu Health Center, Muna Regency.
Keywords: Gastritis, bad diet, stress, smoking, habit of consuming coffee, Habit of taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)