Stunting Risk Factors And Knowledge, Attitudes, And Behavior Of Mothers With Stunted Children In Indonesia
Stunting, also known as short stature in children, is a chronic malnutrition condition that occurs in toddlers during the growth and development phase of their lives. Risk Mothers' knowledge, attitudes, and behavior are strongly linked to their children's risk of stunting. Stunting is a global issue that is closely linked to nutritional issues, particularly in poor and developing countries. This study aimed to determine risk factors for stunting, the knowledge, attitudes, and conduct of mothers with stunted and non-stunted children, and what knowledge, attitudes, and behavior must be changed in Indonesia. The study design was case control analytics group. As a result, Low birth weight, intrauterine growth restriction, poor ante natal care/ANC adherence, low parental education, inadequate immunization, non-exclusive breastfeeding, and low stunting knowledge and attitudes are risk factors for children. Stunted children's mothers have less information, attitudes, and behaviors. From a child's first 1000 days, chronic disorders like diabetes and stunting must be averted. Mothers of stunted children must improve their prenatal care/ANC exam habits. Stunted children showed lower hemoglobin, erythrocytes, monocytes, and lymphocytes. As conclusion, stunting risk factors include mother's knowledge, attitudes, and actions. Increasing awareness, attitudes, and behavior around adult chronic illness risk, stunting prevention, and routine ANC behavior. The stunted and non-stunted groups had similar test results.