Characteristics And Knowledge of Mothers about Stunting Who Have Toddlers with Stunting

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Aticeh Aticeh
Gita Nirmala Sari
Silvia Sandra Lolita


Background: The prevalence of stunted toddlers is around 24.4%. Meanwhile, in 2022, the results of the Indonesian Nutrition Status Survey (SSGI) prevalence of toddlers with stunting will decrease to 21.6%, a decline of 2.8% from 2021

Purpose: This study aims to assess the association between the characteristics and knowledge about stunting of mothers who have toddlers and the incidence of stunting

Methods: The research design used is quantitative, with an analytical survey design using a selective cross-sectional approach. The sample comprises 98 respondents’ mothers with children under five and their toddlers. The data collection instrument used was a questionnaire. Statistical analysis used Chi-square.

Results: There is an association between the mother's age, education, family income, and knowledge with the incidence of stunting in children under five years.

Conclusion: A mother's characteristics and knowledge are closely related to the incidence of stunting. It is essential to provide education for mothers to prevent stunting in children.

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Aticeh, A., Sari, G. N., & Lolita, S. S. (2023). Characteristics And Knowledge of Mothers about Stunting Who Have Toddlers with Stunting. Women, Midwives and Midwifery, 3(3), 19-27.
Author Biographies

Gita Nirmala Sari, Health Polytechnic of Jakarta III Ministry of Health Indonesia



Silvia Sandra Lolita




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