Proceedings of the Third Andalas International Public Health Conference, AIPHC 2019, 10-11th October 2019, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia

Research Article

The Cause of Stunting Towards Toddler At Parit Public Health Center of Pasaman Barat, West Sumatera

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.9-10-2019.2297296,
        author={Yulfira  Media and Nilda  Elfemi},
        title={The Cause of Stunting Towards Toddler At Parit Public Health Center of Pasaman Barat, West Sumatera},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the Third Andalas International Public Health Conference, AIPHC 2019, 10-11th October 2019, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={AIPHC},
        year={2020},
        month={7},
        keywords={stunting socio-cultural economics environment health access},
        doi={10.4108/eai.9-10-2019.2297296}
    }
    
  • Yulfira Media
    Nilda Elfemi
    Year: 2020
    The Cause of Stunting Towards Toddler At Parit Public Health Center of Pasaman Barat, West Sumatera
    AIPHC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.9-10-2019.2297296
Yulfira Media1,*, Nilda Elfemi2
  • 1: Research and Development Agency of West Sumatra Province, Padang, Indonesia
  • 2: STKIP PGRI West Sumatera, Padang, Indonesia
*Contact email: fira.media@yahoo.com

Abstract

A relatively poor nutritional status and stunting of toddlers become also raising problems in the development of the health sector in West Sumatra. The purpose of this research was to find out some aspects causing stunting cases. This research was conducted in the area of Parit Public Health Center in Pasaman Barat Regency, West Sumatra Province, in 2018. The research design used a qualitative method where data collection techniques using observation and in-depth interviews 15 informants using interview guidelines. Data were analyzed through a qualitative approach. The results show that some aspects of the stunting problems are socio-cultural aspects, including parenting and feeding behavior, economic conditions and family environment, health care, and access to health services. Alternative suggestions include increasing public knowledge about stunting and stunting prevention efforts, implementing behavioral change interventions for stunting prevention towards environmental strengthening, and optimizing community empowerment.