Impact of Early Marriage on Childhood Stunting

Sutaryono, . and Wijanarko, Wahyu and Fadillah, Dina and Amelia, Rizki and Wijanarko, Agus and Kasjono, Heru Subaris (2020) Impact of Early Marriage on Childhood Stunting. In: 1st International Conference on Science, Health, Economics, Education and Technology (ICoSHEET 2019), 17-18 Desember 2019, Semarang Jawa Tengah.

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Pregnancy requires increased iron needs, while teenage pregnancy also needs iron for growth. As a result, teenage pregnancy has an impact on the risk of stunting in their children. The purpose of this study is to prove the relationship between early marriage and the risk of stunting in children. The design of this study was observational using a cross-sectional method with a quantitative approach. The study was conducted at 8 Community Health Centers in West Bangka Regency, Bangka Belitung Islands Province, Indonesia, during October-November 2018. The research sample consisted of 310 children aged 0-59 months. To find out the age at marriage, the researcher used interviews as primary data and records from Puskesmas, Office of Religious Affairs, the measurement of antopometry of stunting data or nutritional status of children under-five as secondary data. The analysis of the results used Odds Ratio and Chi-Square test of 95% confidence interval. The results from 8 health centers showed that the highest incidence of early marriage (under 20 years old) by engaging teenage pregnant who had stunting children were at the Kundi Health Center (78.6%) and Sekar Biru Health Center (83,3%). There was a significant relationship between the early married teenage and stunting in their children (OR = 1,724; 95% CI = 1,088-2,732; p = 0.020). Early marriage (under20 years old) increases the risk of stunting in children. Therefore, it is necessary to educate and regulate the marriageable age.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Poltekkes Kemenkes Yogyakarta > Kepegawaian
Depositing User: PAK DOSEN 2020
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 15:09
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 15:09

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