The Indonesian Journal of Public Health
Vol 8, No 3 (2012): The Indonesian Journal of Public Health

Factor Affecting Nutrition Status of Stunting Children


Welasasih, Bayu Dwi ( Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Airlangga ) , Wirjatmadi, Bambang ( Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Airlangga )



Article Info

Publish Date
07 Nov 2013

Abstract

Stunting is a condition of low height for age among children that indicate a linear growth failure as an impact of chronic malnutrition.There are many factors related to toddlers’ linear growth. Therefore this research was conducted to analyze factors associated with nutritionalstatus of stunted toddlers, including family characteristics, characteristics of toddlers, consumption patterns, energy consumption and proteinlevels, health status and infant health services. This is a cross sectional research conducted at district of Gresik, East Java. Study sampleswere 52 toddlers aged 12 to 60 months. The results indicates that 50% of toddlers in this study was stunting. Most of toddlers (80.77%) withhigh frequency of illness (≥ 3 times per month). Respiratory diseases was prevalent among them. About 63.25% attended in posyandu actively,53.85 of them eat food 3 times a day and 69.23% consumed staple food, side dishes and vegetables. Based on the Mann-Whiney U Test andChi-square test shows that there is a signifi cant relationship between stunted toddlers under fi ve with the age, the type of meal consumption,and attendance at the neighborhood health services (Posyandu), illness frequency and illness duration (p < 0.05). It’s concluded that there arefactors associated with the occurrence of stunted children under fi ve: the type of food consumption, activities to attend neighborhood healthservices, illness duration and frequency of infection suffered by toddlers.Key words: stunting, nutritional status, linear growth


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