ANALISIS DETERMINAN DAN PENGARUH STUNTING TERHADAP PRESTASI BELAJAR ANAK SEKOLAH DI KUPANG DAN SUMBA TIMUR, NTT

  • Intje Picauly Jurusan Gizi Kesehatan Masyarakat, Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat, Universitas Nusa Cendana, Jl. Jenderal Soeharto. No. 72 Naikoten I, Kupang, NTT
  • Sarci Magdalena Toy Jurusan Gizi Kesehatan Masyarakat, Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat, Universitas Nusa Cendana, Jl. Jenderal Soeharto. No. 72 Naikoten I, Kupang, NTT
Keywords: academic performances, determinant of Stunting, elementary school students

Abstract

The research was conducted to find out determinant factors that can cause the incidence of stunting and how it may affect elementary school children performance. The research areas were selected based on the difference access of nutrition information. Kabupaten Sumba Timur and Kota Kupang were selected as research areas. Related primary data was taken covering anthropometric index namely body height for age (HFA); weight for age (WFA), and weight for height (WFH), and academic school performances before and after research treatment. Other data was collected by interview using questionnaires. Regression analysis was used to know determinant factors that may bring about stunting. The results showed that determinant factors of stunting were family income, mother’s nutrition knowledge, child care practices, the history of infection, immunization, protein intake, and mother education. While, stunted elementary school children had low academic performances. The higher level of stunting is the lower academic performance of elementary school children.
Published
2013-11-29
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