Effects of Stunting on Child Development: A Meta-Analysis

Journal of Maternal and Child Health

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Title Effects of Stunting on Child Development: A Meta-Analysis
Creator Rosyidah, Milatur
Dewi, Yulia Lanti Retno
Qadrijati, Isna
Description Background: Stunting is a condition where children under five have a low height for their age. Stunted children under five have a nutri­tio­nal deficiency (malnutrition), thus affecting the maturity of nerve cells. In addition, they are suscep­tible to developmental delays such as slow motor movements, lack of intelligence, and slow social response. This study aimed to analyze the effect of stunting on child development based on the results of previous studies.Subjects and Method: This study was a syste­matic review and a meta-analysis. The articles were searched systematically and compre­hen­sively through several databases including Pub­med, Science Direct, and Google Scholar publish­ed from 2010 to 2020. It aimed to ensure the rele­v­ance of current findings in the health con­text and the possibilities for what would happen ahead. Eligibility criteria were used to select studies included in a systematic review/a meta-analysis. The researcher provided eligibility crite­ria using the PICO model. The population of this study was children. The intervention was stunt­ing. The comparison was non-stunting. The out­come was child development. The article search was carried out for 2 weeks. The keywords were "Association between stunting and delayed deve­lop­ment regression", "the effect of stunting on development", "the relationship of stunting to development", "stunting and development", "stunt­ed and development". The articles were collec­ted using PRISMA flow diagrams. The data were analyzed using Review Manager (RevMan) 5 software.Results: This study reviewed 5 articles. The results showed that stunting increased the risk of abnormal development in children (aOR=3.71; 95%CI=2.35 to 5.86; p=0.760).Conclusion: Stunting increases the risk of abnormal development in children.Keywords: stunting, development, child deve­lop­mentCorrespondence: Milatur Rosyidah. Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret. Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta 57126, Central Java. Email: milatur387@gmail.com. Mobile: 089620575849.Journal of Maternal and Child Health (2021), 06(01): 25-34https://doi.org/10.26911/thejmch.2021.06.01.03. 
Publisher Journal of Maternal and Child Health
Date 2021-03-06
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
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Identifier http://thejmch.com/index.php?journal=thejmch&page=article&op=view&path[]=522
Source Journal of Maternal and Child Health; Vol 6, No 1 (2021); 25-34
Language eng
Relation http://thejmch.com/index.php?journal=thejmch&page=article&op=view&path[]=522&path[]=289
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