Characteristics of Children Ages 24 Months by Weight in Mojo – Kalitidu – Bojonegoro – East Java - Indonesia

Erien Luthfia


Background: Age 0-24 months is a period of rapid growth and development that is often referred to as the golden period once the critical period. The Golden time can realize if infants and children obtain appropriate nutrition for optimal growth and development and can turn into a crucial period when nutritional deficiencies. Objective: To determine the characteristics of child ages 24 months by weight. Methods: This study is a descriptive study (nonexperimental). Data collection through a survey using questionnaires. The population in this study is the mother and children aged 24 months of 98 people. A sample of 45 children divides into three groups: 15 children with weight up, 15 children with weight fixed, and 15 children with weight loss. Independent variables consist of variables children eating patterns, giving complementary feeding, health condition, and parenting parents. The dependent variable is weight infants (up, fixed, and loss). Methods of data analysis using Chi Square statistical analysis. Result: Results from this study, variable children eating patterns consisting of frequency, amount or portions, and the types of food 6-9 months of age, shows the relationship has on body weight, with the results of the Chi-Square value of x2 count is greater than x2 table. Whereas the type of food the age of 0-6 months and 9-12 months, variable giving complementary feeding, variable health condition, and variable parenting do not have a significant correlation to body weight of child age 24 months, with the results of the Chi-Square value of x2 count is smaller than x2 table. Conclusion: that affect the weight of children aged 24 months is children eating patterns consisting of frequency, amount or portions, and the types of food 6-9 months of age. Variable giving complementary feeding, health condition, and parenting parents has no effect on body weight. 

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