Determinants of stunting events in Indonesia using path analysis

Mursyidul Ibad, Indah Lutfiya, Novera Herdiani, Maya Purnia Sari, Aliya Zahro Fuadah, Afifah Nadila, Fitria Ulfah

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Indonesia is facing nutritional problems, one of which is malnutrition. Several indicators show that Indonesia is not meeting its global targets on malnutrition well. Global Health Statistics data shows that Indonesia is in the same problem of malnutrition as developing countries in Africa and conflict countries in Asia. The problem of malnutrition (malnutrition) that needs to be addressed immediately is stunting, were wasting and being underweight are related to stunting cases. There is a need for research to see the determinants of stunting in Indonesia. Especially research that comprehensively analyzes all factors, both indirect and direct factors. So far, the research that has been done is only partial to see the determinants of stunting. The analysis technique used in this research is using path analysis. The purpose of using this analysis is to see whether the conceptual framework determined by Unicef and WHO is still implemented in Indonesia. So with these findings, it is hoped that they can become good evidence-based for policymakers, especially stunting alleviation programs in Indonesia. The data used is derived from the 2018 Basic Health Research Survey (Riskesdas) held by the Indonesian Ministry of Health. The purpose of this research is to periodically evaluate the performance and health status in Indonesia. The population framework and sampling in this study follow the framework in Riskesdas 2018. The results show that there is a fairly high influence of the low birth weight variable which has an effective value on the incidence of stunting by 9%. Then there is the variable of supplementary feeding and a history of infection in infants on the incidence of stunting with an effect value of 2%. Meanwhile, early initiation of breastfeeding and history of vitamin A administration had an effect on the incidence of stunting with an effect value of 1%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYoung Scholar Symposium on Science and Mathematics Education, and Environment
EditorsAntomi Saregar, Rofiqul Umam, Muhamad Syazali, Fredi Ganda Putra
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735444911
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2023
EventYoung Scholar Symposium on Science Education and Environment 2022, YSSSEE 2022 - Bandar Lampung, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 15 Jan 202216 Jan 2022

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceYoung Scholar Symposium on Science Education and Environment 2022, YSSSEE 2022
CityBandar Lampung, Virtual


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