Panjang Badan Lahir Pendek Sebagai Salah Satu Faktor Determinan Keterlambatan Tumbuh Kembang Anak Usia 6-23 Bulan Di Kelurahan Jaticempaka, Kecamatan Pondok Gede, Kota Bekasi

Nurillah Amaliah • Kencana Sari • Indri Yunita Suryaputri
Journal article Indonesian Journal of Health Ecology • 2016

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Abstract

Malnutrition early in life will have an impact on the quality of human resources. Malnourished children will experience a failure to achieve optimal growth and development. This study aims to determine factors associated with growth and development of children aged 6-23 months. This study used cross sectional design conducted in the village Jaticempaka, PondokGede, Bekasi. The population is children aged 6-23 months with a total samples of 95. Growth was defined by nutritional status using length for age index. Child development was measured by using Denver Developmental Screening Test II. Dataof gender, age, morbidity, birth weight and length and parents characteristics were collected using questionnaire. The data analysis was performed using univariate, bivariate and multivariate. The results showed that gender, age, birth length, and father's education were significantly associated with child growth and development. Birth length is one of the determinant factors of growth and development of children. Children who shorter in birth length has the opportunity to experience three times more likely to experience stunting and developmental delay (OR adj=3.08 ; CI 95% 1.03-9.15) after being controlled by age, gender and level of father's education. The consumption pattern of balanced nutrition both during pregnancy and early life of the child and father support knowledge about nutrition and health are needed so that children can grow and develop optimally.

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Indonesian Journal of Health Ecology

Jurnal Ekologi Kesehatan (Indonesian Journal of Health Ecology) is a peer-reviewed academic journ... see more