Background: Based on the report of Health Profile of the regencies and cities in
the Province of East Nusa Tenggara (2015), the visit coverage of K1 is 72.7% of
the national target that is 95%. Meanwhile, the coverage of K4 is 53.3% of
95%.Therefore, the accurate ANC examination needs to be done to optimize the
physical and mental health of pregnant mothers in order that the safety of mothers
and child during their pregnancy can be well maintained. Besides, the delivery
and puerperium can also be anticipated.
Research Objective: This research is aimed at finding out the factors affecting
the behavior of mothers in the punctuality of Antenatal Care visit at the Public
Health Center of Rekas, the Regency of West Manggarai, the Province of East
Nusa Tenggara in 2017.
Research Method: This research applies survey method accompanied with cross-
sectional approach,The sample for this research is mothers with their 0 to 4-
month-old babies and they have been to the Public Health Center of Rekas before
to have their pregnancy examined. There are 40 mothers altogether and they are
determined by using purposive-sampling technique.To analyze the data, Chi-
Square test is used.
Result: The variables related to the punctuality of ANC visit are knowledge level
(ρ=0.005), attitude (ρ= 0.002) andsupport from husband (ρ=0.025).
Conclusion:is relationship between knowledge level and support form husband in
terms of punctuality in ANC visit at the Public Health Center of Reka