The Relationship between Parental Socio-Cultural Influences and Nutritional Status in Children Under Five, in Baduy Tribe, Lebak Banten

Heri Setiawan1), Evawany Aritonang2), Etty Sudaryati2), Fikarwin Zuska3)


1)Faculty of Public Health, Sumatra Selatan University, Indonesia

2)Department of Nutrition, Sumatra Selatan University, Indonesia

3)Department of Anthropology, Sumatra Selatan University, Indonesia



Background: The Baduy tribe is one of the tribes in Indonesia. Many socio-cultural influences in providing nutrition to toddlers, many things happen to toddlers in the Baduy tribe. This study aimed to determine the relationship between parental socio-cultural influences and nutritional status in children under five, in Baduy tribe, Lebak Banten.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in Baduy tribe. A sample of 150 Baduy members was selected at random for this study consisting of 70 inner Baduy and 80 outer Baduy. The dependent variable was nutritional status. The independent variable was parental socio-cultural influence. The data were collected by questionnaire. The data were analyzed by odds ratio and chi-square.

Results: Good nutritional status was associated with favorable parental socio-cultural influence, and it was statistically significant. There was a correlation between favorable parental socio-cultural influence and good nutritional status in children under five (OR= 2.52; 95% CI= 5.53 to 265.98; p= 0.002).

Conclusion: Good nutritional status is associated with favorable parental socio-cultural influence.

Keywords: nutritional status, socio-cultural, children under five.

Correspondence: Heri Setiawan. Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Sumatra Selatan. Email: Mobile: +62 85811175250.


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