A Determinant Analysis of Stunting Prevalence on Under 5-Year-Old Children to Establish Stunting Management Policy


  • Diah Mutiarasari Department of Community Health, Public Health Science, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Tadulako, Palu, Indonesia
  • Miranti Miranti Department of Community Health, Public Health Science, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Tadulako, Palu, Indonesia
  • Yuli Fitriana Department of Histology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Tadulako, Palu, Indonesia
  • David Pakaya Department of Histology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Tadulako, Palu, Indonesia
  • Puspita Sari Department of Anatomical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Tadulako, Palu, Indonesia
  • Bohari Bohari Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa, Indonesia
  • Muhammad Sabir Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Tadulako, Palu, Indonesia
  • Rosa Dwi Wahyuni Department of Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Tadulako, Palu, Indonesia
  • Ryzqa Ryzqa Provincial Health Office of Central Sulawesi, Palu, Indonesia
  • Veni Hadju Department of Nutrition Science, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia




Stunting, children, Health Care


OBJECTIVE: In Indonesia, stunting is a nutritional problem that is a threat to the growth and development of toddlers since the beginning of life. The total stunting of children under-five in 2018 in Palu city was 30.8%. Hence, it is necessary to strengthen the system that supports the determination of continued government policies in achieving a reduction in the incidence of stunting.

METHODS: A case control with research subjects totaling 520 toddlers. The sampling technique used was proportional stratified random sampling at all Puskesmas Kota Palu.

RESULTS: There is a multifactorial relationship between knowledge variables (p = 0.019), children have been sick (p = 0.000), mother’s height (p = 0.050), and mother’s education (p = 0.000) against the incidence of stunting. Low knowledge has a chance of 1.581 times and the status of the child having been sick has a chance of 9.166 times the incidence of stunting.

CONCLUSION: Multiple factors play a role in causing stunting in the city of Palu. Analysis of factors related to the incidence of stunting in children under-five in the working area of the Palu City Health Center is considered necessary in supporting the government in determining policies to tackle stunting problems.


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Mutiarasari D, Miranti M, Fitriana Y, Pakaya D, Sari P, Bohari B, Sabir M, Wahyuni RD, Ryzqa R, Hadju V. A Determinant Analysis of Stunting Prevalence on Under 5-Year-Old Children to Establish Stunting Management Policy. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Jan. 19 [cited 2022 Oct. 1];9(B):79-84. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/5622

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