Maternal height as an determinant factors of children not to be stunting until age 59 months

Salimar, Anies Irawati, Besral

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Background: Early growth disorders influence the occurrence of stunting, which in turn is at higher risk of obesity at later ages. Maternal height, birth weight and length birth might affect the child growth not to be stunting. Objective: We examined the proportion and hazard risk the resilience not to be stunting of children since birth to 59 months of age according to birth weight, length birth and maternal height controlled with other factors. Method: We have performed Life table and Cox regression on 859 children 59 months age from Bogor child growth and development cohort study. Child growth and covariates data were collected every month since infant birth until the age of 59 months. Results: Maternal height is a significant risk for children stunting until age 59 months after adjusting by sex, exclusive breastfeeding, immunisation, birth weight, length birth, gestation age, maternal age, parity, pre-pregnancy weight. The proportion of children who survive did not become stunting of the mother with height 150 cm or above (49 per cent) more significant than children of the mother with a height below 150 cm (28 per cent). The proportion of children which are not stunting at 23 months of age was no different than at 59 months of age for all risk factors. Conclusion: Pre-pregnancy BMI, maternal height, birth weight and length birth is a determinant factors child who survives not to be stunted from birth to 59 months. Suggestion: Nutrition intervention for children with the mother’s height less than 150 cm should be done since fetus until the age of child 59 months especially for thousand days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-771
Number of pages7
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


  • Children
  • Height
  • Maternal
  • Stunting


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