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COMPARISON OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS BASED ON HEIGHT, BODY MASS INDEX AND NUTRITION ADEQUACY SCORE IN SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN COASTAL AREAS WITH NON COASTAL IN PIDIE DISTRICT
Muhammad Iqbal, Kartini Hasballah, Teuku Tahlil, Said Usman, Asniar Asniar

Last modified: 2019-03-26

Abstract


Nutrition is one of the common problems that are occurring in several developing countries including Indonesia with malnutrition. Malnutrition causes growth failure which can be seen from the weight, height, body mass index and nutritional adequacy rate. One that affects nutrition is the demographic status. Coastal and non-coastal regions have different environment so as to have a difference of a commodity, the diversity of food types that can affect children's nutrition. The aim of this study was to compare the nutritional status based on height, body mass index and nutritional adequacy rate of school-age children coastal and non-coastal areas of Pidie district. The study design was a comparative descriptive with cross sectional study.The population in this research were 226 respondents and count the number of samples of 98 respondents each region is taken as many as 49 respondents, The sampling technique was performed using simple random sampling technique. Do research data collection start date 16 to 23 July 2018 involving two enumerators nutrition profession. Results of analysis of test independent sample t-test showed that there was no difference in the nutritional status of school-age children coastal areas and non-coastal values ​​(ρ = 0.094), no differences in height (ρ = 0.155), there was no difference in body mass index ( ρ = 0.064), and no difference in the nutritional adequacy rate (ρ = 0.112). Suggestions Researchers are expected to Pidie District Health Office for more attentionand reevaluate the course of child nutrition programs school age children in the health center level and improve health promotion movement in helping people live healthy coastal and non-coastal communities to recognize nutrition, and training harness the potential source of nutritious food in these areas, as processed foods with nutritional value

Keywords


Children of school age, nutritional status, anthropometry, RDA