Impact Pandemic Covid-19 and Limitation Foods Pregnant Mothers Rural Papua Province of Indonesia

Semuel Piter Irab, Sarni Bela


Background: Pandemic infectious diseases cause morbidity and deaths to increase over time globally. Corona virus disease-19 (Covid-19) is an infectious disease found in China in Wuhan City, and spread very quickly to Indonesia and Papua Province. The aims of the study was to determine the impact of the covid-19 pandemic and food limitations for rural pregnant mothers in Indonesia's Papua Province. Methods: A cross sectional study design, is type research to see the relationship of the impact covid-19 pandemic and food limitations for rural pregnant mothers in Papua Province. Place of research Jayapura and Jayawijaya Regencies, which represents all the Regencies of Papua Province. The population ware all pragnant mothers in Papua Province. Samples were living in rural areas Jayapura and Jayawijaya Regencies. Data analysis using the Chi-Square test (χ2). Results: Covid-19 pandemic and food limitations of rural pregnant mothers in March - June 2020 in Papua Province. Food transportation was very less 33,7% and very good 26,7%. Government helps was less 25,7% and good 36,6%. Work of the head families were less 27,7% and good 24,8%. Household heads income were very less 27,7% and very good 25,7%. Limited of vitamins mineral source were very less 24,8% and very good 30,7%. Protein sources (10-15%) were less 38,6% and good 36,6%.Carbohydrates source (60-75%) less 27,7% and very good 37,6%. Fats Source (10-20%) were very less 37,6% and good 16,8%. Energy sources (2150 to 2250 kcal + 300 kcal) were less 24,8% and good 28,7%. Limitations food consumption of rural pregnant mothers were not significant with government helps, work of the head families, and the limitations mitamins mineral source.Limitations food consumption of rural pregnant mothers were significant with restrictions on food transportation, household heads income, limited of protein sources, carbohydrates, fats, and energy source. Conclusion: There were no restrictions on government helps, work of the head families, and limited vimtamin mineral source. Impact pancemic covid-19 were limited to foods transportation, household head income, protein sources, carbohydrates, fats and energy.

Keywords : Impact pandemic  covid-19,  and limited foods pregnant mothers

DOI: 10.7176/FSQM/100-06

Publication date:August 31st 2020

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