The Impact of WIFA Program on Haemoglobin Concentration of Stunted and Non-Stunted Female Students and Factors Affecting Haemoglobin Concentrationin Cianjur Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia
Keywords:stunted;anemia; co-occurrence anemia-stunting; WIFA supplementation
Background: Stunting is a nutritional problem occurs on adolescents that have risk to develop into anemia.
This is known as co-occurrence anemia-stunting (CAS). Stunted adolescents have significantly lower
haemoglobin level than non-stunted adolescents. The Weekly Iron Folid Acid Supplementation (WIFA)
is one of government programs to resolve stunting problem by preventing anemia and/or CAS. This study
aimed to analyze impact ofWIFA supplementation on haemoglobin concentrationfrom stunted and nonstunted
female students as well as factors affecting haemoglobin concentration.
Methods: This study applied a cross sectional design. The subjectswere 66 female studentsdivided
intostunted group and non-stunted group. Subjects were selected using a simple random sampling
technique. The data takenwerebody weight and height, anemia and WIFA knowledge, compliance of WIFA
consumption,dietary diversity, andhaemoglobin concentration. Dietary diversity was obtained by 2x24 hours
recall by employingWDDS questionnaire. Thedifference and correlation test were used to analyse the data.
Conclusions: There was no significant different haemoglobin concentration of both group and there wereno
correlation between affected factors with haemoglobin concentrationwhich could be caused by haemoglobin
concentration on normalcategory at the beginning of WIFA program and good quality diet that could promote
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