The Exposure of Gap Competence causes in Stunting Children Ages 0-12 Months in Makassar Indonesia: Cross-Sectional Study

Authors

  • Mustamin1 , Sirajuddin2 , Mahmud3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13602

Keywords:

Parenting Competency Gap, Stunting

Abstract

Introduction, The parenting gap is believed to be one of the variables that influence stunting. The Objectives
of this study to identify gaps in care (feeding practices, care, hygiene, and treatment of children) and
incidence of stunting. Method this study is a cross-sectional, conducted in March-June 2020 in Makassar City
Indonesia. The sample size was 82 people, of children aged 0-12 months. The data collectors are alumni of
applied nutrition and dietetics degrees, trained for 2 days in health protocol, interviews, and anthropometry.
The instrument in this study was developed from the UNICEF. The result, found that mothers and fathers
graduated from high school, 43% and 59.8%, respectively. The work of mothers as housewives is 84.1% and
fathers are private employees as much as 36.6%. The parenting competency gap in the feeding practice of
children aged 0-6 months, 7-9 months, and 10-12 months is 20.9%, 71.79%, and 92.31%, respectively. The
results of statistical analysis showed that there was an effect of parenting competency gaps on stunting (p
= 0.000). The conclusion is that the parenting competency gap is proven to affect the incidence of stunting.
The suggestion is that it is necessary to increase the capacity of mothers in child care practices/

Author Biography

Mustamin1 , Sirajuddin2 , Mahmud3

1
Associate Professor, Department Dietetic Health Polytechnic of Makassar, at Paccerakkang KM14 Daya
Makassar, South Sulawesi Indonesia, 2Associate Professor , Department Nutrition and Dietetic Health Polytechnic
of Makassar, at Paccerakkang KM14 Daya Makassar, South Sulawesi Indonesia, 3Scientist, Department
Community Nutrition Health Polytechnic of Maluku, at Laksdya Leo Wattimena, Negeri Lama - Ambon Indonesia.

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Mustamin1 , Sirajuddin2 , Mahmud3. (2020). The Exposure of Gap Competence causes in Stunting Children Ages 0-12 Months in Makassar Indonesia: Cross-Sectional Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 1354-1360. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13602