Seroprevalensi Hepatitis B pada Pemulung Sampah di Kota Palangka Raya

Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Infection among Waste Pickers in Palangka Raya

Keywords: Waste pickers, Hepatitis B, HBsAg


Hepatitis B is a hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection which can exacerbate the liver and cause acute and chronic disease. The most susceptible group to hepatitis B transmission is waste pickers. This study aimed to determine: (1) the level of Hepatitis B virus infection among waste pickers in several temporary waste shelters in Palangka Raya, and (2) risk factors for hepatitis B virus infection in waste pickers in several temporary waste shelters in Palangka Raya. The observational analytic study using a cross-sectional study design was used in this research. The purposive sampling technique was carried out to involve 32 waste pickers in Palangka Raya. Examination of hepatitis B screening through HBsAg test to waste scavenger blood samples using the Rapid Test method. The results showed that the rate of hepatitis B infection based on positive HBsAg examination was 3.1% of respondents. Risk factors for transmission or exposure to hepatitis B that are directly related to the activity of garbage scavengers are not using protective equipment (PPE) gloves and bare hands waste collection, respectively 3.6% and 6.7%


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How to Cite
Suratno, S., & Sartika, F. (2020). Seroprevalensi Hepatitis B pada Pemulung Sampah di Kota Palangka Raya. Jurnal Surya Medika (JSM), 5(2), 120-125.

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