PAPARAN ABU VULKANIK LETUSAN GUNUNG AGUNG DENGAN KEJADIAN ISPA
Volcanic ash occurs due to volcanic eruptions that can cause adverse health effects if inhaled. One of which is can cause respiratory problems in the form of respiratory tract irritation, increased phlegm secretion, irritation and inflammation of the throat, dry cough, chest pain, and difficulty breathing. This aimed at determining the correlation between volcanic ash exposure and ARI accident at Public Health Center Rendang Karangasem District Health Center. This study used a correlational research design with the approach used is cross-sectional. The sample in this study was 43 people affected by ARI in September 2017 in the area of Puskesmas Rendang Karangasem. Data analysis was using the Mann-Whitney test. The results of this study showed that no significant correlation from this study based on the Mann Whitney test value of 832.5 and the value of p = 0.138 (P> 0.05), meaning at alpha 5%. It is expected that people who suffer from ARI disease to use masks so as not to aggravate the condition of illness due to ARI and the health center to always provide counseling about healthy lifestyles and avoid ARI.