The Correlation Between Stunting And Learning Achievement In 9-12 Years Old Children At Idi Rayeuk, East Aceh Regency, Indonesia


Herlina Dimiati
Muazzim .
Siti Hajar


Stunting, learning achievement, final report card score.


Stunting is a chronic malnutrition problem caused by poor nutritional intake in a long period of time. Prevalence of stunting in 5-12 years old children in Indonesia reached 30.7%. Stunting prevalence in Aceh is 34.3% (12.9% very short and 21.4% short). Stunting caused delayed maturation of brain function. The purpose of the study is to determine the relationship between stunting and learning achievement of children aged 9-12 years in Public School (SDN) 2 Idi Rayeuk East Aceh. The study design was Cross-sectional with non-probability sampling. The height was measured using Microtoise. The learning achievement was measured using the value of Math, Science and Indonesian Language in the final semester. Out of 201 subjects, there were 41 children suffering from stunting. Children who experience stunting tend to be more likely to obtain "adequate" learning achievement. Children not suffering from stunting are more likely to obtain "good" and "excellent" grades. Spearman analysis generated p-value (.0000) in all three subjects. Based on the research result, it is concluded that there is a significant relationship between stunting with children learning achievement..

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