KnE Life Sciences | The 2nd International Meeting of Public Health 2016 | pages: 63–68

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1. Introduction

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that still becomes a health problem in the community. It is a significant cause of disability and death in almost all countries around the world (Chin 2012). Globally, Indonesia ranked the fourth with the prevalence of cases TB in Indonesia in the years 2013 of 297 per 100.000 population (Kemenkes RI 2014).

TB case-finding is a first step that can significantly decrease the incidence of morbidity due to the amount of TB. This is due to the discovery of a case focusing on the DOTS strategy in the prevention of TB transmission so that it can cut the transmission and the prevalence of TB disease has decreased in society (Kemenkes RI 2011). Based on data from the Health Department of South Tangerang City (2014), it's found that there wasa decrease of case detection rate of pulmonary TB smear (+) (Case Notification Rate) at Ciputat Health Center, which was as much as 30 % from the year 2012 until 2013.

According to Paul (2007), mapping of the region, especially mapping pattern disease pulmonary TB smear (+) by using geographical information system (SIG), may help to build hypothesis of transmission pattern. Based on the introduction, it could be seen that Ciputat Health Center had not been carried out planning of case finding TB pulmonary smear (+) by the spatial analysis approach to know occurrences of a disease pulmonary TB smear (+) especially pattern distribution in the region. In fact, according to research results Chrysantina (2004), the use of spatial analysis could provide information on the spread of TB cases in the area of Yogyakarta city.

2. Methods

This research was research epidemiology descriptive by design a case study and supported by a qualitative approach— the location of research was the Ciputat Health Center of South Tangerang which has two villages, namely Ciputat village and Cipayung village; conducted from May to July 2014. The population of research is the whole case of pulmonary TB smear (+) that still was alive and still lived in Ciputat Health Center in 2014 as many as 45 cases. The instruments of the data used in this research were the spatial data processing, meter, questionnaires, interview guides and a list of documents. Analysis of data used was occurrences analysis of a disease based on case characteristic, spatial analysis, and analysis with a qualitative approach.

3. Results

Occurrences of a disease pulmonary TB smear (+)

Occurrences of a disease pulmonary TB smear (+) relate to the characteristics of a person. Based on research results, it could be seen that 45 of cases pulmonary TB smear (+) recorded in Ciputat Health Center 2009 - 2013. The characteristics of cases of pulmonary TB smear (+) greater found on that man as many as 28 cases (62%) with the age of 15-50 years, some 40 cases (89%), having bony nutritional status as many as 36 cases (80%), having smoking habit as many as 23 cases (51%), 27 cases of low education (60%), and work as many as 24 cases (53%).

Table 1

Analysis Pattern the Spread of Cases Pulmonary TBSmear (+) at Ciputat Health Center in 2009-2013.

Parameters Years
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
The number of point cases 13 11 10 8 3
NNI 0.56 0.71 0.85 0.93 1.52
Pattern Clustered Clustered Clustered Clustered Random

Case finding activity

Here is an overview of suspicious netting activities and examination of household contacts at Ciputat Health Center in 2009-2013.

Figure 1

The Distribution of Netting Suspect Activities Based on Cases of TB Pulmonary Smear (+) at Ciputat Health Center in 2009-2013.

Figure 2

The Distribution of Examination of Household Contacts Based on cases of TB Pulmonary Smear (+) at Ciputat Health Center in 2009-2013.


4. Discussion

From the results of research, the popular factors were the nutritional status and smoking. According to Notoatmodjo (2007), the lack of nutririon could cause a decrease of immunity/immune. Declining immune would cause a person susceptible to infectious diseases, such as TB. From the research of Wijaya (2012), it's known that cigarette smoke may lower respiratory tract defense so there would be moresusceptible to TB infection in smokers. The intervention related to the status of nutrition and smoking in society was needed.

On the spread of cases pulmonary TB smear (+), it's known that Ciputat Health Center had the cluster pattern. According to Timmreck (2005), when the disease in an area became a cluster pattern, this indicated to have a causation pattern. Therefore, further analysis related to the spread of disease pattern comparison between Ciputat Health Center and adjacent Health Center was needed. This was because Health Center was with Ciputat Health that could become the cause of a transmission source to occur the cases pulmonary TB smear (+) at Ciputat Health Center.

In interviews with the holder of the TB program in Ciputat Health Center, its known that netting suspect activities of 2009-2013 done by examining someone suspected based on the symptoms arsing in such people. Netting suspect activities carried out by Ciputat Health Center were passive. Thiswas because there were no specific activities to net the case, no schedule, and not seen places as risk of the occurrence of pulmonary TB cases smear (+). Iinterviews by the holders of TB programs in Ciputat Health Center showed that household contacts of inspection activities were not done because some family members were reluctant to microscopic examination. Hence, there should be plans both regarding netting suspect and information related to the examination of household to people who had family members of TB patients.

5. Conclusions

Characteristic of cases pulmonary TB smear (+) in Ciputat Health Center within five years (2009-2013) were mostly shown by the lack of nutritional status and smoking habit,, with a pattern of the spread of cluster. Ciputat Health Center needed to carry out case-finding based on the direction the design of dissemination of cases and interventions for the provision of information to the public related to TB disease.


We are very grateful to all those who have helped the research process, especially Ciputat Health Ciputat and Health Departement of South Tangerang City.



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