International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Health & Nutrition | Indonesia | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024 | Rating: 5 / 10


Relationship between Birth Weight and Nutritional Status in Stunted Toddlers

Fitria Hayu Palupi


Abstract: Stunting is closely related to conditions of malnutrition during the early growth period which can affect the health and productivity of children until adulthood. One of the factors that plays a role in the development of stunting is the child's weight at birth. Weight at birth not only reflects the mother's health during pregnancy, but can also be a potential predictor of the risk of stunting in children. Research studies argue that children who are born low birth weight have a higher risk of experiencing stunting during infancy. This type of research is a cross-sectional study with a population of 99 children aged under five years, using the rho test statistical test with a force level of 95% (0.05). The results showed that the number of babies with low birth weight was 12 (12.1%); The baby's birth weight in the normal category was 86 (86.9%) and the birth weight in the higher category was 1 (1%). Nutritional status based on BW/TB in the category of poor nutrition was 4 people (4%0; under nutrition category was 39 people (39.4%) and good nutrition was 56 people (56.6%). In this study birth weight had a relationship which is sufficient for stunted children with a correlation coefficient of 0.219 and a sig value of 0.29.


Keywords: stunting, growth, birth weight


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,


Pages: 262 - 263


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