Risk Assessment and Control of Stunting in Makassar City, Indonesia
Issue: 2023 - Volume 24 [Issue 6]
Muslimin B. *
Department of Environmental Science, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia.
Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia.
Faculty of Sports Education, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia.
A. Arsunan Arsin
Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Hasanuddin Makassar, Indonesia.
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
The focus of this research is the problem of stunting in children under five, which has an impact on human productivity and the quality of health in Indonesia. One of the factors that influence stunting is environmental problems that have not been fully resolved. knowledge about infectious diseases and environmental sanitation that contribute to stunting. This study aims to observe and analyze how knowledge about infectious diseases and environmental sanitation relates to stunting control. This study uses a cross-sectional study in which the population is mothers who have children under five. A total of 152 stunted toddlers surveyed were purposive samples. The results showed that there was a significant correlation with p = (0.012) < (α = 0.05) between knowledge about infectious diseases and stunting control behavior. Knowledge of environmental sanitation has a significant correlation with stunting control behavior.
Keywords: Environmental sanitation, knowledge of infectious diseases, stunting
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