Determinants of stunting prevention among mothers with children aged 6–24 months

Esti Yunitasari, Retnayu Pradanie, Hidayat Arifin, Dita Fajrianti, Bih O. Lee

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AIM: The purpose of this study was to analyze the determinants of stunting prevention in relation to mothers with children aged 6–24 months in Madura Indonesia. METHODS: The design of this study was cross-sectional. The number of samples totaled 109 respondents using a purposive sampling technique. The independent variables were knowledge, attitudes, income, cultural values, and parenting. The dependent variable was stunting prevention. The data were collected using a questionnaire and then analyzed using the Chi-square test with a significance level of α < 0.05. RESULTS: The factors associated with stunting prevention were knowledge (p = 0.007), attitude (p = 0.034), income (p = 0.006), cultural values (p = 0.016), and parenting patterns (p = 0.000). CONCLUSIONS: Knowledge, attitude, income, cultural values, and parenting influenced the parent’s strategy when it came to prevent stunting in their children. Stunting prevention programs should focus on improving parental behavior by modifying these factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-384
Number of pages7
JournalOpen Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Parenting, Malnutrition
  • Prevention
  • Stunting


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