Waist-hip Ratio of Boys and Girls based on Mother's Work Status at SMPN 22 Surabaya

Rosida Clivara Sari Anjani, Myrtati D. Artaria

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This research is to analyse the waist-hip ratio of boys and girls in early adolescence (10-13-year-old). The Waist-hip Ratio can be measured from the size of waist circumference and hip circumference. The measurement also considering the mother’s occupational status that can be categorized into two groups: those who are working mothers and housewives. The formulation of the problem in this research is “how are the children’s Waist-hip Ratio based on the mother’s occupational status”. The research samples were 13 years old students from 7th grade (12.4-13.3) at SMPN 22 Surabaya with the total of 200 children. It consists of 50 boys and 50 girls from working mothers group as well as 50 boys and 50 girls from housewives group. The measurement was done anthropometrically on waist circumference and hip circumference, which then was used to determine the waist-hip ratio within the sample that later would be categorised into small, normal, and large type. The result of this research showed the majority sample of boys and girls both from working mothers and housewives possess the highest percentage in the small type category with 64% boys from working mothers and 74% boys from housewives. For the girls, 92% were from working mothers and 98% from housewives. However, the large type did not appear in the girls’ sample. In addition, the highest percentage also appeared on the girls who had not yet experienced menstruation at the age of 13th are 78% from working mother group and 82% from housewives group.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation of Technology and Bureaucracy Towards Good Governance to improve the Nation’s Competitiveness
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School (ICPS 2018)


  • Boys
  • Early Adolescents
  • Girls
  • Mother’s Occupational Status
  • Waist-hip Ratio


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