HUBUNGAN USIA IBU MENIKAH DINI DENGAN STATUS GIZI BATITA DI KABUPATEN TEMANGGUNG

Nur Khusna, Nuryanto
2017 Journal of Nutrition College   unpublished
: Early marriage (married under the age of 18) may affect their children's nutritional status. The mothers may risk having stunted, undeweight and wasting children. Objective : This study was aimed at identifying the correlation between early married mother with the nutritional status of under-three-years-old children in Temanggung Regency. Methods : This study was an observational research with a cross-sectional design on 72 children at the age of 0-2 years old given birth by early married
more » ... y early married mothers selected by using consecutive sampling. The mothers belong to those having an early marriage if they were married under the age of 18. The children's nutritional status was gained from the z-score based on WHO 2005 standard anthropometry. The data were then analyzed by using a Chi-Square test. Results : The average age at marriage of early married mother was at 15,9±0,98 years old and the children's average age was 10,4±7,16 months old. The percentage of stunted children given birth by early married mother who married at the age of 14-15 was 43,5% and the percentage of those given birth by early married mother who married at the age of 16-17 was 22,4%. Meanwhile, the percentage of underweight children given birth by early married mother who married at the age of 14-15 was 17,4%.and the percentage of those given birth by early married mother who married at the age of 16-17 was 14,3%. These showed that there was a tendency showing that the younger age at marriage of early married mother, the higher the percentage of the stunted and underweight children, but the results of the statistic analysis showed that the ages at marriage of early married mother had no correlation with the children's nutritional status based on height-forage (p=0,067) dan weight-forage (p=0,736). Conclusion : There was a tendency showing that the younger age at marriage of early married mother, the higher the percentage of the stunted and underweight children, but there was no correlation between the early married mothers with nutritional status of under-three-years-old children in Temanggung Regency.
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