Stunting and Factors Affecting Toddlers in Indonesia

  • Guspri Devi Artanti Universitas Negeri Jakarta
  • Fidesrinur Universitas Al-Azhar Indonesia
  • Meyke Garzia Universitas Negeri Jakarta

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Asia is the second region after Africa to have the tallest prevalence of stunting in the world. Indonesia is one of the countries in Southeast Asia with the fifth highest prevalence of stunting in the world at 37%, or nearly 9 million children who experience stunting. This study aims to examine the factors that influence and risk the occurrence of stunting in children in Indonesia. The research method uses a type of qualitative research with a traditional literature review. This study found that stunting is influenced by several complex factors not only at the individual level but also at the family and community levels. A comprehensive synthesis of the available evidence on the determinants of stunting in children in Indonesia outlines who is most vulnerable to stunting, which interventions are successful, and what new research is needed to fill knowledge gaps.

Keywords: Indonesian toddlers, stunting factors

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Published
2022-04-30
How to Cite
Devi Artanti, G., Fidesrinur, & Garzia, M. (2022). Stunting and Factors Affecting Toddlers in Indonesia. Jurnal Pendidikan Usia Dini, 16(1), 172 - 185. https://doi.org/10.21009/JPUD.161.12