Nutritional Status Profile of Toddlers in Cipicung Village, Jatigede District, Sumedang Regency, West Java, Indonesia

Nia Reviani *

Department of Medical Community, Medical Faculty, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia and Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs, Jakarta-10110, Indonesia.

Christine Handayani Tampubolon

Department of Pediactric, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Aims: This research aims to determine the nutritional status profile of toddlers in Cipicung Village, Sumedang Regency, West Java for the period November - December 2023

Study Design:  The design of this research is a cross-sectional study

Place and Duration of Study: This research was conducted in Cipicung Village, Jatigede District, Sumedang Regency, West Java from 27th November to 9th December 2023.

Methodology: the samples selected in this studywere all toddlers in Cipicung Village, Jatigede District, Sumedang Regency, West Java. The research sample was 177 toddlers taken using total sampling techniques (where the entire population was used as the research sample).

Results: The nutritional status of toddlers in Cipicung Village, Jatigede District, Sumedang Regency is good nutritional status, although there are still some toddlers who experience malnutrition, undernutrition, and overnutrition. We can see this according to the results of the data obtained as many as 22 toddlers or around 12.4% suffer from malnutrition, this condition of malnutrition is found in the age groups 12-23 months and 24-59 months. Apart from poor nutritional status, some toddlers experience overnutrition. We can see this by finding 9 toddlers experiencing overnutrition or around 5.0%. This condition of overnutrition is spread across several age groups such as the 6-11 month age group, the 12-23 month age group, and the 24-59 month age group. From the data obtained, the nutritional problem among toddlers in Cipicung village is not only malnutrition but also a condition of overnutrition which is often known as a double nutritional problem (double burden).

Conclusion: The prevalence of stunting obtained in this study in Jatigede District in the period November - December 2023 showed a figure as high as 26 people out of 177 people or 15%, this figure shows an increase in stunting rates compared to the August 2023 period which was only around 7.74% with 13 toddlers out of 181 toddlers diagnosed with stunting according to the Integrated Stunting Prevention Information System (SIMPATI).

Keywords: Stunting, status gizi, balita, prevalensi stunting


How to Cite

Reviani, Nia, and Christine Handayani Tampubolon. 2024. “Nutritional Status Profile of Toddlers in Cipicung Village, Jatigede District, Sumedang Regency, West Java, Indonesia”. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research 25 (7):84-94. https://doi.org/10.9734/jocamr/2024/v25i7550.

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