The Factors That Influence the Incidence of Infection of Intestinal Worms in Children Under Five with the Problem of Nutritional Stunting in the South Timor Timor District (TTS)

  •  Wihelmus Olin    
  •  Rafael Paun    


The problem of nutritional stunting or child short is the condition of failure to thrive in infants (0-11 months) and young children (12–59 months) as a result of chronic malnutrition, especially in the first 1000 days of life so that the child is too short for her age. One of the factors that affect the nutritional problems in children toddlers is an infection of intestinal worms. The purpose of the research was to analyze the factors that condition the incidence of infection of intestinal worms in children toddlers with nutritional problems stunting.

This research method is quantitative research with Cross-Sectional Study. Observations between risk factors hygiene individual and environmental sanitation have an effect on the Infection of intestinal Worms in children under five with the Problem of Nutritional Stunting. This research was conducted in March – September 2021. Place of sampling in 8 Villages located in the working area of Puskesmas Nule District of Molo District North of the TTS, with a large sample of 230 children toddlers and sampling techniques random sampling simple. The independent variable is Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene of the individual and the dependent variable is the infection of intestinal worms in child centers this, is how data collection is done by interview, observation, and examination of toddler stool and analyzed in a Bivariate Chi-Square and Multivariate namely Logistic Regression.

The results showed the incidence of Infection of intestinal worms in children under five with the problem of nutritional stunting is influenced by factors Jamban type (Spicy). Floor (Land), a Means of Waste Disposal, habits of big water, habits of playing on earth, and habits of snacking simultaneously.

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