Volume : VIII, Issue : VIII, August - 2019

Factors Affecting Short Stature Among Children Aged 24-59 Months in Singkuang Village, Mandailing Natal District, North Sumatera, Indonesia

Vicktor, Melda Deliana, Isti I. Fujiati, Munar Lubis, Karina S. Arto

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Background: Short stature is still one of the health issues across the globe right now especially throughout developing countries. In attempt to minimize the number of short stature, it is necessary to find out some of the factors which affect this case therefore it can be prevented as early as possible. Objective: To assess factors associated with short stature among children aged 24-59 months. Methods: A case-control study was conducted in Singkuang village. The samples were chosen randomly and divided into two groups; Cases were children with short stature while controls were children with normal stature. Univariate and bivariate analysis were conducted with 95% confidence interval (CI) and p-value <0.05 was stated statistically significant. Result: A total of 38 cases and 42 controls were studied. There was no significant association found to short stature among these variables such as motherís education, motherís occupation, exclusive eastfeeding, duration of eastfeeding, number of family members and number of children aged under five in the household (p-value >0.05). Conclusion: Motherís education, motherís occupation, number of family members, number of children aged under five in the household, exclusive eastfeeding and duration of eastfeeding were not the factors that affecting short stature among children aged 24-59 months.

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FACTORS AFFECTING SHORT STATURE AMONG CHILDREN AGED 24-59 MONTHS IN SINGKUANG VILLAGE, MANDAILING NATAL DISTRICT, NORTH SUMATERA, INDONESIA, Vicktor, Melda Deliana, Isti I. Fujiati, Munar Lubis, Karina S. Arto GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-8 | Issue-8 | August-2019


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