Background: Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) was still becomes a health issue in Indonesia. DHF incidence rate in children showed a significant increase both in number of patients and epidemic area. Problems that still exist nowadays were shortage of people’s knowledge towards DHF that leaves unawareness to prevention effort. Adequate knowledge was suspected to be a factor that could decrease the risk of being transmitted with DHF.Aim: To prove the relationship of mother’s level of knowledge of DHF towards DHF incidents at child.Method: This was an analytic-observational study with case control design. Research subjects of this study in case group were mothers who had child whom aged less than 14 years old and experiencing DHF. Research Subjects of control group were mothers who had child whom aged less than 14 years old and had not experiencing DHF and lived in Sekayu, Semarang. The data had been retrieved from samples by interviewing subjects using questionnaire. Data were being tested statistically with 2 test and Fisher exact test.Result: There were no significant differences between ages, occupations, level of education on respondent of both groups. The amount of poor leveled knowledge of case group’s respondent were 3 (8,8%) people, while the control group had 7 (8,8%) people. The amount of fair-good leveled knowledge of case group’s respondent were 31(91,2%), while the control group had 27(79,4%) people. There was not significant relationship between levels of knowledge towards DHF incidents at child (p=0,2).Conclusion: There was not significant relationship between levels of knowledge towards DHF incidents at child.Keywords: Knowledge, DHF.
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