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Prevalence and risk factors for stunting and severe stunting among under-fives in North Maluku province of Indonesia

Ramli,, Agho, Kingsey E., Inder, Kerry J., Bowe, Steven J., Jacobs, Jennifer and Dibley, Michael J. 2009, Prevalence and risk factors for stunting and severe stunting among under-fives in North Maluku province of Indonesia, BMC Pediatrics, vol. 9, no. 64, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-9-64.

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Title Prevalence and risk factors for stunting and severe stunting among under-fives in North Maluku province of Indonesia
Author(s) Ramli,
Agho, Kingsey E.
Inder, Kerry J.
Bowe, Steven J.ORCID iD for Bowe, Steven J. orcid.org/0000-0003-3813-842X
Jacobs, Jennifer
Dibley, Michael J.
Journal name BMC Pediatrics
Volume number 9
Issue number 64
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2009-10-06
ISSN 1471-2431
Keyword(s) Age Factors
Body Height
Child, Preschool
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Growth Disorders
Humans
Indonesia
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Malnutrition
Multivarite Analysis
Odds Ratio
Prevalence
Prognosis
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Summary BACKGROUND: Adequate nutrition is needed to ensure optimum growth and development of infants and young children. Understanding of the risk factors for stunting and severe stunting among children aged less than five years in North Maluku province is important to guide Indonesian government public health planners to develop nutrition programs and interventions in a post conflict area. The purpose of the current study was to assess the prevalence of and the risk factors associated with stunting and severe stunting among children aged less than five years in North Maluku province of Indonesia. METHODS: The health and nutritional status of children aged less than five years was assessed in North Maluku province of Indonesia in 2004 using a cross-sectional multi-stage survey conducted on 750 households from each of the four island groups in North Maluku province. A total of 2168 children aged 0-59 months were used in the analysis. RESULTS: Prevalence of stunting and severe stunting were 29% (95%CI: 26.0-32.2) and 14.1% (95%CI: 11.7-17.0) for children aged 0-23 months and 38.4% (95%CI: 35.9-41.0) and 18.4% (95%CI: 16.1-20.9) for children aged 0-59 months, respectively. After controlling for potential confounders, multivariate analysis revealed that the risk factors for stunted children were child's age in months, male sex and number of family meals per day (
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/1471-2431-9-64
Field of Research 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, BioMed Central
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
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