Factors associated with minimum acceptable diet in 6–11-month-old indonesian children using the 2017 IDHS

Eurika Zebadia, Trias Mahmudiono, Dominikus Raditya Atmaka, Mira Dewi, Siti Helmyati, Cindra Tri Yuniar

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BACKGROUND: Inadequate complementary feeding practices are known to contribute to children’s nutritional status. A minimum acceptable diet (MAD) is one of the simple, valid, and reliable indicators to assess complementary feeding practices in 6–23-month-old children on food diversity and meal frequency. Based on the UNICEF data, the MAD of 6–11 months in Indonesia was 26.3% in 2017 and the lowest compared to other groups. Hence, this study research question is posing toward several factors associated with the low MAD among 6–11 months infant. AIM: This study aimed to determine factors associated with MAD in 6–11-month-old children in Indonesia. METHODS: This study was a secondary analysis using the 2017 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey. This is a cross-sectional study involving 17,848 children in Indonesia. Final sample to be analyzed were 1,441 children of 6–11-month-old. Logistic regression model was applied to identify the significant risk factors associated with MAD. RESULTS: The result showed that the prevalence of MAD in this study is 29%. From the multivariate logistic regression, wealth index, television ownership, and mother’s occupation were significantly associated with MAD of 6–11-month-old children in Indonesia. CONCLUSION: In conclusion, factors associated with MAD among 6–11-month-old children were wealth index, television ownership, and mother’s occupation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1403-1412
Number of pages10
JournalOpen Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2021


  • Children
  • Complementary feeding
  • Health and well-being
  • Minimum acceptable diet


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