THE INFLUENCE FACTORS OF NUTRITIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT STATUS OF CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS OLD ON EARLY MARRIAGE MOTHER
Background: Early marriage is a marriage at <21 years old. One of the districts in South Kalimantan Province with the percentage of early marriage are above the percentage of Regency was East Martapura District (23.39%). Early marriage leads to lack of mental readiness and cognitive mothers so that mothers are not optimal in carrying out their role and impact on their child growth.
Material and Methods: This research was an observational analytic research with cross-sectional approach with 205 toddlers as a sample. Primary data was collected by conducting interviews to fill out questionnaires, weight and height measurement, and using Pre-screening Developmental Questionnaire (PDQ) to measured child development.
Result: There was significant influence between family income (p=0.018), mothers education (p=0,032), feeding practices (p= 0,000), hygiene practices (p=0,000), health care practices (p=0,000), and early stimulation (p=0.009) with nutritional and development status of children under five years.
Conclusion: There was influenced between family income, mother’s education, feeding practice, hygiene practices, health care practices, and early stimulation with the nutritional and development status of children under five years old It is necessary to improve the delivery of health information especially in relation to feeding practices, child hygiene practices, child health care practices and the provision of proper early stimulation to optimize child growth.
Keywords: Early Marriage Mother, Nutritional Status, Development, Children under Five Years