Relationship between Mothers Birth Spacing and Incidence of Stunting in Children 24 - 59 months

Relationship between Mothers Birth Spacing and Incidence of Stunting in Children 24 - 59 months

Authors

  • Ricko Eliafiana Faculty of Medicine Universitas Trisakti
  • Tubagus Ferdi Fadilah Departemen Ilmu Kesehatan Anak, Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18051/JBiomedKes.2022.v5.42-49

Abstract

Abstract: (1) Background: Stunting is one of the nutritional problems that occur in children under five years old. Based on maternal factors, the cause of stunting is a short birth spacing which results in a lack of energy recovery after giving birth to a previous child. This study aims to determine the relationship between birth spacing and stunting in children 24-59 months. (2) Methods: A cross-sectional observational study was conducted with a total of 130 children who with their parents attended monthly visits to the Public Health Center of Grogol Petamburan District West Jakarta, Indonesia in September-November 2019. Data were collected using z scores and questionnaires. The Chi-square test was performed for data analysis. (3) Results: The prevalence of stunting in this study was lower than the national prevalence and the incidence of stunting was higher in birth spacing below 2 years. Short interval birth spacing increases the risk of stunting. However, the relationship between childbirth spacing and incidence of stunting in children 24-59 months was not statistically significant. (4) Conclusions:  Short interval of birth spacing is not a direct cause of stunting as there are other related modifiable factors.

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Published

2022-05-01

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Eliafiana R, Fadilah TF. Relationship between Mothers Birth Spacing and Incidence of Stunting in Children 24 - 59 months. J Biomedika dan Kesehat [Internet]. 2022 May 1 [cited 2022 Oct. 2];5(1):42-9. Available from: https://jbiomedkes.org/index.php/jbk/article/view/204

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