An Analysis of The Effects of Maternal Characteristics on Toddler Nutritional Status in Melati I Posyandu North Bekasi

Dhiana Rachmawati, Jaslis Ilyas


This study aims to determine the relationship between maternal characteristics and the nutritional status of toddlers.This study uses secondary data, with a sample size of 117 data. This study uses a total sampling method. Bivariate analysis yields values for maternal parity (p-value = 0.188), maternal participation in posyandu (p-value = 0.003), maternal education (p-value = 0.024), maternal age (p-value = 0.001), and working status of mothers (p-value = 0.220). Meanwhile, the militivariate analysis yields values for participation of mothers in posyandu (p-value = 0.008; OR = 6.34; CI95% = 1.7 - 27.9), education (p-value = 0.013; OR = 4.42; CI95% = 1.3 - 14.3), and age (p-value = 0.001; OR = 7.33; CI95% = 2.2 - 23.6). Based on the results of multivariate analysis, maternal age is the characteristic most related to the nutritional status of toddlers.

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