Background: Cervical cancer is a malignant tumor that often occurs in the female
reproductive system. Cervical cancer became the cause of death of the world with
the number of incidents as much as 10.35%. According to Riskesdes 2013, the
incidence of cervical cancer has the highest prevalence in Indonesia that is as
much as 0.8% and the prevalence of cervical cancer is highest in DIY as much as
1.5%. One of the factors that affect cancer is young sexual activity.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of young
marriage with the incidence of cervical cancer.
Method: The method used in this research is case control study. This type of
research is observational analytic. Sampling technique in this research is
purposive random sampling. This study used 180 samples, consisting of 90 case
groups (suffering from cervical cancer) and 90 control groups (not suffering from
cervical cancer). This study uses secondary data. The data were analyzed by
univariate, bivariate with chi-square test.
Result: Univariate analysis result that most of subjects studied have age of risk
(77,2%), low education (63,3%) and most of research subjects first married at age
not at risk (65%). The result of bivariate analysis showed that there was a
statistically significant correlation between young married (<20 years) with the
incidence of cervical cancer (p = 0,000: CI 2.064-7,750; OR = 4).
Conclusion: Women married at <20 years of age have a 4 times greater risk of
cervical cancer than women married at age ≥ 20 years.