The Indonesian Journal of Public Health
Vol 5, No 3 (2009): The Indonesian Journal of Public Health

Fenomena Gizi Buruk pada Keluarga dengan Status Ekonomi Baik: Sebuah Studi tentang Negative Deviance di Indonesia

Wigati, Tri Retno ( RS. Bhayangkara Surabaya )

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Publish Date
02 Apr 2013


Negative defaviance is a term as the oposite condition of “positive deviance” that has been used to described the performance regarding health, growth and development of certain children in the community and family. From the perspective of young child nutrition, negative deviants are children who grow and develop insufficiency in good or high income families. This condition was cased by poor child care practice due to low educated mother or low exposure of health and nutrition education, and may caused by tradition and beliefs relating to food preparation, anda also feeding techniques. This paper will discuss some aspects of negative deviance such as the definition of negative defiance, epidemilogical aspect and also prevention aspects.Key words: negative defiance, undernutrition, under five years children

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