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AKTIVITAS IBU DALAM ORGANISASI DAN PAPARAN TERHADAP MEDIA MASSA DALAM PENYIMPANGAN POSITIF STATUS GIZI ANAK BALITA

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Author(s): Sihadi Sihadi | Sandjaja Sandjaja | Sudjasmin Sudjasmin

Journal: Bulletin of Health Research
ISSN 0125-9695

Volume: 28;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Malnutrition | Child Mortality | Children's Nutritional Status

ABSTRACT
Malnutrition causes growth and mental retardation, and also contributes to child mortality. One of the causal factors which leads to protein energy malnutrition are social factors. This study looked for social factors which are associated to mother's participation in organizations and mother's exposure to mass media in regards to positive deviance of children's nutritional status. Design of this study was case control. The case samples were children with good nutritional status, while for control children with malnutrition were used. Matching was conducted according to sex, age, and socio economic status of the family. Nutritional status was determined by Z-Score weight for age. The study was conveyed in Gunung Kidul and Sukabumi district with total a number of samples of 450 children under five years old. The respondents were the mothers of participating children. The study showed a significant correlation of nutritional status of underfive children with mother's participation in organizations (p < 0.05). There was also a significant difference of media exposure between mother's exposure of newspaper, magazine, and television to nutritional status of children under five (p < 0.05). The study revealed that mother's participation including their role in the organization, exposure of mothers to newspaper, magazine, and television could improve nutritional status of children under five.
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