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Incidence Model of Intestinal Helminthiasis Infections in Toddler with Nutritional Problems in Central Kupang District, Kupang Regency

Wilhelmus Olin, Rafael Paun and Maria F. Vinsensia. D.P.K Niron

Global Journal of Health Science, 2021, vol. 13, issue 4, 62

Abstract: The prevalence of nutritional problems for infants under 5 years of age (toddlers) in East Nusa Tenggara reaches 40.3%, the highest compared to other provinces in Indonesia. This figure is above the national nutritional problem prevalence of 29.6%. One of the factors that causes the nutritional status of children under five is an intestinal worm infection. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence model of intestinal worm infection in children under five with nutritional problems in Central Kupang District, Kupang Regency. Quantitative research method with cross sectional study design. The sample size of this study is a total population of 80 children under five and the independent variables are environmental sanitation and personal hygiene and the dependent variable is malnutrition and low nutrition status. The data collection technique was carried out by weighing to determine the nutritional status and followed by fecal examination to identify worm eggs and analyzed by multiple logistic regression. The results showed that the incidence of intestinal worm infections was 42% of children under five with nutritional problems. The results of statistical tests showed that there was an effect of snacking habits p value = 0.024 and food storage p value = 0.033. The conclusion is that the incidence of intestinal worm infections in children under five with nutritional problems is influenced by eating habits and opened food storage.

Date: 2021
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