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The relationship between community knowledge and improving the family

nutritional status at Blora District.


Background:
Family nutritional status especially nutritional status among children
under five years of age would impact the health condition either
physically or mentally that caused illness and mortality. The knowledge of
nutrition is one of many factors that influence to the community
nutritional status. There are cases of malnutrition on children under five
years of age which is happened on the group of community who lived at
the villages and consumed less of food either the quantity or the quality.
This case could be caused by many factors such as economic, social,
cultural and unknowledgeable community or family about nutrition.
Aim of study:
To understand a relationship between the level of family knowledge of
nutrition and nutritional status at Blora District.
Method:
A cross - sectional descriptive survey conducted at 5 primary health cares
in Blora district. The subject of this study is communities and families who
have children less than five years of age. There were 50 respondents
chosen with a random cluster sampling. A structural interviewed with 12
questionnaires was applied to draw the data. To understand the
relationship between the level of community or family knowledge and
improvement of nutritional status especially on children less than five
years of age were analyzed using chi-square and product moment
correlation with SPSS version 13.
Results:
The result showed that there were no significant differences between the
level of community/family knowledge and a nutritional status especially
on children less than five years of age (p = 0,499). This might be still
many factors that influenced nutritional status especially on children less
than five years of age which was not discussed in this study. The
illustrated knowledge: community/families with good level of knowledge
were more than low level of knowledge. The described nutritional status:
children under five year of age with a good nutritional status were more
than under nutritional status.
Conclusion:
It could be sum up that there were no significant differences between the
level of community/family knowledge and a nutritional status especially
on children less than five years of age (p = 0,499).
Key words:
Knowledge of nutritional status, improvement of family nutritional status