Analyze Multivariate There Was a Relationship Between The Incidence of Stunting Infants Aged 2-5 Years


  • Endah Susanti Stikes Bhakti Mulia
  • Rischar Beny Riswanto stikes bhakti mulia
  • Veronika Ina Kii stikes bhakti mulia


Keywords: LBW, Education, Income, Parenting, Maternal nutritional status during pregnancy, Stunting


Background: Short toddler problems describe the existence of chronic nutritional
problems that were influenced by the condition of the mother/expectant mother,
the fetus, and infancy/toddler, included illnesses suffered during infancy and
other problems that indirectly affect. The purpose of this study was to analyze
whether there was a relationship between the incidence of stunting infants aged 2-
5 years in the Ngadi Health Center, Kediri Regency.

Methods: The research design was Case Control. The population was all children
aged 2-5 years who experienced stunting in Ngadi Health Center as many as 145,
samples of stunting and non-stunting children aged 2-5 years were 106
respondents used Simple Random sampling technique. The independent and
dependent variables were examined by questionnaire. Data analysis research
used the Logistic Regression Statistical Test.

Results: The results were obtained from several variables that the most influential
factor was LBW. Children born in LBW are 38 respondents who are stunting and
9 stunting.The results of the Multivariate Logistic Regression Statistical Test showed
that the LBW variable had a very strong influence with a p-value of 0,000 <0.05,
acceptable compared to other variables.

Conclusions: The best time to prevent stunting is during pregnancy and the first two
years of life and monitoring the growth of toddlers and implementing healthy
living behaviors.