The present study was done with a purpose to determine the impact of those factors on stunting incidence in children aged 1-5 years.

The data was analyzed using a cross-sectional approach with 109 mothers with children aged 1-5 years fulfilling the inclusion criteria for the study. Data collection was carried out by the means of the direct interview done by using a questionnaire that has been validated for contents and toddler and parent height measurement.

The results showed that father and mother height, dietary diversity, and fish consumption influenced stunting incidence in children aged 1-5 years. The mothers’ height significantly influenced stunting incidence.

The study concluded through its findings that genetic factors including mother and father height, dietary diversity, and fish consumption influence stunting incidence in children aged 1-5 years. Thus, there is a need for a strategy focusing on assistance to mothers who have children with stunting with the aim of improving the quality of feeding practices, especially related to dietary diversity and fish consumption.

Reference: https://thejmch.com/index.php?journal=thejmch&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=414