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Batticaca and Wardhani  

Full Length Research Paper

Nutritional Status of School Age children in Elementary School Hamadi Jayapura City, Papua Indonesia


*Fransisca B. Batticaca, Imma Wardhani

Lecturer of Community Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing Department, Cenderawasih University, Sentani Street New City Abepura, Jayapura City


Corresponding author email: sis_ppnu@yahoo.com

Received July 28, 2017; Accepted August 24, 2017


One of the other programs of Community Public Health Center Hamadi was screening the nutritional status of school age children. Grade one students of the National Elementary School of Hamadi need to be screened to develop the nutritional program of the school. This study was a descriptive quantitative research with a cross sectional approach. A total sample of 79 students was included in this and the study was conducted from June 2016 to August 2017. Statistical analysis found students’ nutritional status wasted 4.1%, underweight 20.3%, normal 65.8%, and overweight 8.9%. The Chi square test found out that there was significant correlation between students’ grade and nutritional status (p=.088; a< 0.05; CI 95%, .080 - .075); there were no correlation between age, sex and nutritional status. There where double burden malnutrition of school age children at the first grade National Elementary School of Hamadi. Thus, we suggest conducting the research about the risk factors of double burden malnutrition of the students age range between 7 years to 12 years.

School, Student, Nutrition, Education, Hamadi.


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