The Determinant of Exclusive Breastfeeding among Female Worker in Indonesia
Ina Kusrini, Mara Ipa, Agung Dwi Laksono, Noviati Fuada, Sri Supadmi
Previous studies have informed that female workers are a vulnerable group that can affect the failure to achieve exclusive breastfeeding (EBF). This study aims to analyze the determinants of EBF among female workers in Indonesia. The research used secondary data from the 2017 Indonesian Nutritional Status Monitoring as a material analysis. Apart from EBF, other variables analyzed include the type of place of residence, age group, marital status, education level, under-five’s age, under-five’s gender. The study employed 13,042 female workers as analysis material. Binary Logistic Regression was employed in the final stage. The results show female workers who live in urban areas have 1,144 times the probability of achieving EBF than female workers who live in rural areas. Female workers with high school senior education have 0.891 times the chance of achieving EBF compared to female workers with a college education. Under-five’s age was found as a determinant of EBF among female workers in Indonesia. Female workers who have boys have 0.909 times the chance to reach EBF than female workers who have under five women. It was concluded that 4 variables proved to be determinants of EBF among female workers in Indonesia. The four determinants are the type of place of residence, education level, under-five’s age and gender.