Factors Affecting Community Knowledge Regarding Stunting in South Tangerang


  • Lina Dewi Anggraeni Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Sint Carolus, Jakarta 10440, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7555-2841
  • Dewi Novitasari Suhaid Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Sint Carolus, Jakarta 10440, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7238-5910
  • Elisabeth Isti Daryati Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Sint Carolus, Jakarta 10440, Indonesia
  • Yunita Dwi Isnawati Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Sint Carolus, Jakarta 10440, Indonesia
  • Paulina Yuniar Woro Pramesti Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Sint Carolus, Jakarta 10440, Indonesia
  • Sunarti Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Sint Carolus, Jakarta 10440, Indonesia
  • Cempaka Uly Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Sint Carolus, Jakarta 10440, Indonesia




Background: Stunting is a condition of growth failure in children (body and brain growth) due to malnutrition for a long time. Thus, children are shorter than normal children of their age and have delayed thinking ability. Stunting remains a major public health problem in low and middle-income countries, including Indonesia. Stunting or shortness problems in toddlers show an average of 23.4%, with the lowest stunting prevalence area in South Tangerang City. Aim: This study was to determine factors affecting community knowledge regarding stunting in the South Tangerang. Methods: This research is observational and analytical study with a cross-sectional design. The statistical analysis was using the Slovin formula, with a total of 213 people. The research subject must be at least 15 years of age, literate, own a smartphone, and is willing to participate in this survey. Results: Analysis shows that the relationship between knowledge about stunting and age has a p value of 0.020; the p value for education is 1.000; the p value for marriage is 0.746; the p value for information exposure in stunting is 1.000; and the p value for media information is 1.000. Conclusion: Age has a significant association with knowledge about stunting. Education, marriage, exposure to information about stunting, and media information are not predisposing factors related to knowledge about stunting. Recommendation: Education about stunting can start at an early age and last until old age. Education can be provided through counselling in schools or even by setting up a special nutritional preparation course to prevent stunting in adolescents, pregnant women, and even the elderly.


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How to Cite

Anggraeni, L. D., Suhaid, D. N., Daryati , E. I. ., Isnawati , Y. D. ., Pramesti, P. Y. W. ., Sunarti, & Uly, C. . (2023). Factors Affecting Community Knowledge Regarding Stunting in South Tangerang. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 14(3). https://doi.org/10.31674/mjn.2023.v14i03.017