HUBUNGAN JARAK KELAHIRAN DENGAN STATUS GIZI BALITA DI DESA MUARA JERNIH WILAYAH KERJA PUSKESMAS MUARA JERNIH
Keywords:Birth Distance, Nutritional Status of Toddlers
Background: The nutritional status of children under five is a state of balance between intake and nutritional needs. The Indonesian Children's Profile (2019), states that as many as 13.8% of children under five have poor nutritional status and (3.9%) children under five have poor nutritional status. Many factors can affect the nutritional status of children under five, including birth distance to older siblings. An initial survey in Muara Jernih village found (11.44%) of children under five had poor nutritional status.Research Methods: This research is an analytic study with a cross sectional design, conducted in Muara Jernih Village, Muara Jernih Health Center Working Area in September 2021. The research sample is all mothers and children under five in Muara Jernih Village, Muara Jernih Health Center Working Area, Merangin Regency in 2021 totaling 54 people. Sampling was taken using the Simple Random Sampling technique. The instrument used was a questionnaire, analyzed by univariate and bivariate analysis.Research Results: The results of the study of 54 children under five studied, it was found (40.74%) had good nutritional status, (38.89%) poor nutritional status and (20.37%) poor nutritional status. Having a risky birth spacing (53.70%) and (46.30%) having a non-risk birth distance. From the results of statistical tests between birth distance and nutritional status of children under five years old, count (2.863) and it is proven that there is no relationship between birth distance and nutritional status of children under five.