Pengaruh suplementasi Zn terhadap perubahan indeks TB/U anak stunted usia 24-36 bulan
Article Metrics: (Click on the Metric tab below to see the detail)
Background : Zn supplementation on stunted children in multiple research get the result inconsistent concerning the effect of Zn on children’s growth.
Objective : To examine the effect of Zn supplementation to the change in height for index among stunted children age between 24-36 months.
Methods: The research design is randomized pretest posttest control group design. The total of thirty six stunted children are divided into two groups. The treatment group is received syrup with 20 mg ZnSO4 twice a week for three months. The control group received placebo without Zn. Height for age z score (HAZ) on WHO Child Growth 2006 is used to measure height for age index while dietary intake and infection diseases are used as confounding variables.
Result : There is significant difference in HAZ before and after supplementation at treatment group (p<0.001) and control group (p<0.001). There is a significant difference of the change in HAZ between the treatment group and control group (p=0.006). Percentage Achievement of Energy, Protein, and Zn Dietary Allowance have significant difference between the treatment group and control group (p=0.009; p<0.001; p<0.001, respectively). The change in HAZ, Percentage Achievement of Energy, Protein, and Zn Dietary Allowance are higher in treatment group than control group. Duration of diarrhea (p=0.045) and morbidity (p=0.019) are lower in treatment group than control group.
Conclusion : Zn Supplementation among stunted children have significant effect on the change in HAZ, dietary intake, and infection.
The Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article shall be assigned to Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Diponegoro University as publisher of the journal.
Copyright encompasses exclusive rights to reproduce and deliver the article in all form and media, including reprints, photographs, microfilms and any other similar reproductions, as well as translations. The reproduction of any part of this journal, its storage in databases and its transmission by any form or media, such as electronic, electrostatic and mechanical copies, photocopies, recordings, magnetic media, etc., will be allowed only with a written permission from Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Diponegoro University.
Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Diponegoro University, the Editors and the Advisory Editorial Board make every effort to ensure that no wrong or misleading data, opinions or statements be published in the journal. In any way, the contents of the articles and advertisements published in the Indonesian Journal of Nutrition are sole and exclusive responsibility of their respective authors and advertisers.