Correlation of Peat Water and Skin Disease Complaints in the Community of Handil Sohor Village, Indonesia
Keywords:peat water, peatlands, central kalimantan, skin disease complaints
The use of peat water as a water source, especially in areas with large peatlands, such as in central
Kalimantan, is still common. Handil Sohor is one of the villages in Central Kalimantan Province
where the community still uses peat water for daily needs. Peat water, which does not fulfill the
health requirement, is used for daily needs such as bathing and washing; therefore it can cause
health complaints on the skin. Purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between peat
water and skin disease complaints that happened in society.
The research type used is an analytical descriptive method with a cross-sectional design. The
samples used in this research are 116 people taken with the purposive sampling technique and peat
water samples. This research is conducted in June - October 2022.
This research results showed that in a society with a contact duration of more than 60 minutes/day
experienced skin disease complaints are 32 respondents in a society with a frequency of using peat
water more than three times/day who experienced skin disease complaints are 41 respondents. The
statistical test results through the chi-square test obtained the results for the contact duration
variable with scores (p-value = 0,007) and (OR = 2,857).
Contact duration and frequency of use of peat water correlate with skin disease complaints.
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