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The Relationship Between Visits Intensity to Posyandu with Toddler Nutrition Status
Dea Syahidatul Maulidiyyah (a*), Fajar Awalia Yulianto (b), Kristina Dwiastuti (c), Nita Emilia Thamrin (c)

a) Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Islam Bandung
b) Departemen Ilmu Kesehatan Masyarakat, Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Islam Bandung
c) Dinas Kesehatan Kabupaten Bandung


Introduction: Determinants of childs health status can be seen in nutritional status. Nutritional status can be monitored regularly at the Posyandu. The weightgain of toddler in Posyandu at Padasuka only 60,85% in 2018. Aim: To determine the relationship between the intensity of visits to the posyandu and the nutritional status of toddlers. Method: The study was conducted in Padasuka Village on January 14-15, 2019. This research was an analytical study with a cross sectional research design. The study was conducted on 210 research subjects with sample selection in the form of cluster sampling. The intensity of visits to Posyandu was assessed using questionnaires. The statistical analysis test was carried out using the Fishers exact analysis method. Results: There was a relationship between the intensity of visits to the posyandu with the nutritional status of children with p=0.004. Furthermore, correlation showed p=0,013 and correlation was 17.06%. It because of posyandu visit was not the main determinant of nutritional status in toddler. Conclusion: There was a correlation between the intensity of maternal visits to the posyandu and the nutritional status of infants, but the relationship was not significant. There were other factors that directly influence the nutritional status of children.

Keywords: Nutritional Status, Posyandu, Toddler

Topic: Community and Occupational Health


Conference: Medical and Global Health Research Symposium (MORES 2019)

Plain Format | Corresponding Author (Nita Emilia Thamrin)

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