Maternal Risk Factors in Stunting of Children Aged 24-59 Months in Pandeglang Regency



Stunting is a height that is not according to age, characterized by delayed growth of the child which results in failure to reach normal height. The high prevalence of stunting in the world makes stunting the cause of 14-17% of child deaths. Pandeglang Regency is an area with the highest prevalence of stunting in Banten Province with a prevalence of 39.5%. The purpose of this study was to analyze the maternal risk factors that most influence the incidence of stunting in children aged 24-59 months in Pandeglang Regency, Banten Province. This research is an analytic observational study with a case control design with 200 respondents. Data obtained from filling out the mother's questionnaire and KIA booklet. The results of multivariable analysis with multiple logistic regression found that close birth spacing ORadj (95% CI) : 9.61 (1.16-79.56), nutritional status of pregnant women (KEK) ORadj : 4.37 (1.79-10.64), short mother's height was ORadj L: 2.38 (1.21-4.67) and preterm gestational age was ORadj : 1.98 (1.06-3.72) and Fe minimum consumption ORadj : 1.75 (0.94-3.26). Birth spacing are the most influential maternal risk factors for the incidence of stunting in children aged 24-59 months in Pandeglang Regency, Banten Province.


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