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Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Volume 2018, Article ID 9716831, 7 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9716831
Research Article

Assessment of Knowledge regarding Climate Change and Health among Adolescents in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Jl. Prof. Dr. Soepomo, Janturan, Umbulharjo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Correspondence should be addressed to Sulistyawati Sulistyawati; moc.liamg@otnayusitawaytsilus

Received 8 September 2017; Revised 2 January 2018; Accepted 18 January 2018; Published 15 February 2018

Academic Editor: Suminori Akiba

Copyright © 2018 Sulistyawati Sulistyawati et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This research was aimed at providing evidence on climate change and health knowledge among adolescents. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Yogyakarta city from June to September 2016. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data among 508 adolescents who were in the second grade of a senior high school. This study revealed that participants had a low and inconsistent understanding regarding climate change and its impact on health. They reported that they prefer to get climate change information via talking with family. In summary, adolescent knowledge regarding climate change and health needs to improve with proper content and appropriate media.