A Determinant Analysis of Stunting Prevalence on Under 5-Year-Old Children to Establish Stunting Management Policy

Diah Mutiarasari, Miranti Miranti, Yuli Fitriana, David Pakaya, Puspita Sari, Bohari Bohari, Muhammad Sabir, Rosa Dwi Wahyuni, Ryzqa Ryzqa, Veni Hadju
2021 Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences  
OBJECTIVE: In Indonesia, stunting is a nutritional problem that is a threat to the growth and development of toddlers since the beginning of life. The total stunting of children under-five in 2018 in Palu city was 30.8%. Hence, it is necessary to strengthen the system that supports the determination of continued government policies in achieving a reduction in the incidence of stunting. METHODS: A case control with research subjects totaling 520 toddlers. The sampling technique used was
more » ... nal stratified random sampling at all Puskesmas Kota Palu. RESULTS: There is a multifactorial relationship between knowledge variables (p = 0.019), children have been sick (p = 0.000), mother's height (p = 0.050), and mother's education (p = 0.000) against the incidence of stunting. Low knowledge has a chance of 1.581 times and the status of the child having been sick has a chance of 9.166 times the incidence of stunting. CONCLUSION: Multiple factors play a role in causing stunting in the city of Palu. Analysis of factors related to the incidence of stunting in children under-five in the working area of the Palu City Health Center is considered necessary in supporting the government in determining policies to tackle stunting problems.
doi:10.3889/oamjms.2021.5622 fatcat:xaoukcecmzbtnptylmyfsaupje