Identifying causal risk factors for stunting in children under five years of age in South Jakarta, Indonesia

Ressa Andriyani Utami, Agus Setiawan, Poppy Fitriyani

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Abstract

Objectives: To identify correlations between family characteristics, nutritional parenting, and stunting in children under five in South Jakarta. Method: This study used an observational, descriptive research design and a community-based cross-sectional approach. A total of 192 samples were included in the study, selected using the cluster sampling technique. Family Characteristics and Nutritional Parenting Tools contain the types of questions that were used to collect the data. A correlation data analysis was conducted using an independent t-test, chi-square, and multiple logistic regression prediction modeling. Results: The results of the research showed a significant correlation between family characteristics and nutritional parenting with the occurrence of stunting in children under five in South Jakarta. Families whose incomes were below the regional minimum wage had a 6.625 times greater chance of observing stunting in children under five compared to families whose incomes were above the regional minimum wage with Wald value of 28.148. Conclusions: Socioeconomic factors, especially household income, are the factors that are most responsible for influencing the incidence of stunting in children under five. Multisector and integrated programs are needed to increase household income, knowledge, and family skills to reduce the incidence of stunting in children under five.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)606-611
Number of pages6
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Volume29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Children under five
  • Nutritional parenting
  • Socio-economics
  • Stunting

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