HUBUNGAN TINGKAT PENGETAHUAN IBU DENGAN STATUS GIZI ANAK USIA SEKOLAH DASAR KELAS RENDAH DI SDN JATIAN 03 KECAMATAN PAKUSARI KABUPATEN JEMBER
Dekcy Vrista Tri Anggoro
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Nutrition status is a balance condition between consumtion and nutrition absorbtion in the body. Nutrition status is important because the one of risk factors that cause morbidity and mortality on the children. Nutrition knowledge was the one of factors that effect of child food consumption. This study aim to analyze the correlation of mother‘s knowledge level with nutrition status of children of lower class elementary school in SDN Jatian 03. The design of this study was observational analytic design with cross sectional approach. This research used 54 respondents as sample by using total sampling. The result showed 30 mother had medium level knowledge (55,6%) and 35 children had normal nutrition status (64,8%). The data analyzed used chi-square 95% CI (α=0.05) p value 0,005 < α (0.05) and odd ratio (OR) 8,000 as the result. The conclusion there was very significant correlation between mother‘s knowledge level with nutrition status of children of lower class elementary school. Mother’s with medium knowledge risk 8,000 to have children with normal nutrition status. Based on the research, recommended to the mothers to improve their knowledge about serving nutrition to the chlidren with school age.