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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2018 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 51-56
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2018.51.56
 
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Effects of Diet and Breastfeeding Duration on the Stunting Status of Children under 5 Years of Age at Maternal and Child Health Centers of the Palembang Regional Office of Health

Terati , Hana Yuniarti and Eddy Susanto

Abstract:
Objectives: The objective of this study was to identify the effects of diet and breastfeeding duration on the stunting status of children under 5 years of age at maternal and child health centers of the Palembang Regional Office of Health. Materials and Methods: This non-experimental analytical study used a retrospective cohort (non-concurrent cohort) design. Both dependent and independent t-tests were used in the statistical analysis. Results: This study showed that 86% (n = 43) of children aged 48 and 60 months were stunted, 54% (n = 27) of whom were males. An adequate diet was noted among the age groups of 0-6, 6-7, 8-12, 12-24 and >24 months, with a prevalence of stunting 58% (n = 29), 60% (n = 30), 66% (n = 33), 98% (n = 49) and 98% (n = 49), respectively. Adequate breastfeeding duration was noted among 68% of participants (n = 34). A follow-up in 2016 showed changes in nutritional status among children who were stunted in 2013. Some of these children were either still stunted, normal, or tall in stature in 2016 based on their height-for-age measurements. There was a correlation between diet, breastfeeding duration and change in children’s stunting status. Conclusion: Stunting was common among male children aged 48-60 months. Diet and breast feeding duration was associated with stunting status.
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How to cite this article:

Terati , Hana Yuniarti and Eddy Susanto, 2018. Effects of Diet and Breastfeeding Duration on the Stunting Status of Children under 5 Years of Age at Maternal and Child Health Centers of the Palembang Regional Office of Health. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 17: 51-56.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2018.51.56

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2018.51.56

COMMENTS
05 January, 2018
Risya Darina:
i am very interested in this article because with exclusive breastfeeding even continued until the age of 2 years and the correct pattern of feeding according to the age of the child, can lower the stunting rate and this is very closely related to the theories I have ever read. Thank you
05 January, 2018
NOVIANTI ALFARESI:
THE ARTICLE GIVES IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN DECREASE STUNTING RATE. THANKS
05 January, 2018
Enggi Febriyanti :
From the article I have read it is true the theory that stunting is caused by multi-dimensional factors and the most decisive interventions in the first 1000 days of life (HPK) one of which discusses exclusive breastfeeding even breastfeeding continued until the age of 2 years, and the correct pattern of feeding according to age, can decrease the prevalence of stunting. And this research is very useful. Thanks.
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