Severely Underweight Determinants of Children Under Five

Rr. Vita Nur Latif, Teguh Irawan, Wahyuningsih Wahyuningsih

Abstract

The prevalence of malnutrition in Pekalongan has reached 17%. If such condition is not handled soon, malnutrition will create clinical manifestation with prognosis of death and chronic disability. The purpose of this study was determining the nutritional status determinants of children under five in Pekalongan. Explanatory research used quantitative approach and cross-sectional design. Variables were intake, social economy, and purchasing power. Population were 68.014 and samples taken were 135 children under five. This study used the proportional random sampling and data analysed with chi square. The research showed that those with malnutrition were 57 (42.2%), lack of nutrition were 26 (19.3%), and good nutrition were 52 (38.5%). There was a significant correlation among variables and nutritional status. Multivariate analysis showed that variable purchasing power (p=0,001) and variable of intake (p=0,008) affect nutritional status. A strong influence from purchasing power variables obtained Exp (B) = 8,291. Based on the result, 83 of 135 samples suffered from malnutrition. Suggestions for the intervention of malnutrition should be made directly with PMT and provision of IEC while the intervening should also be done indirectly through empowerment and strengthening of family economy.

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Latif R., Irawan T. and Wahyuningsih W. (2017). Severely Underweight Determinants of Children Under Five.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Public Health - Volume 1: ISOPH, ISBN 978-989-758-338-4, pages 52-58. DOI: 10.5220/0007509000520058


in Bibtex Style

@conference{isoph17,
author={Rr. Vita Nur Latif and Teguh Irawan and Wahyuningsih Wahyuningsih},
title={Severely Underweight Determinants of Children Under Five},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Public Health - Volume 1: ISOPH,},
year={2017},
pages={52-58},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007509000520058},
isbn={978-989-758-338-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Public Health - Volume 1: ISOPH,
TI - Severely Underweight Determinants of Children Under Five
SN - 978-989-758-338-4
AU - Latif R.
AU - Irawan T.
AU - Wahyuningsih W.
PY - 2017
SP - 52
EP - 58
DO - 10.5220/0007509000520058