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HERDIN Record #: 103096-20012906451166 Submitted: 29 January 2020 Modified: 29 January 2020

THE RELATIONSHIP OF PARENTAL FEEDING PRACTICES ON THE NUTRITIONAL STATUS AMONG CHILDREN AGES 48-72 MONTHS OLD IN ZONE 1, BRGY, STO. DOMINGO, BINAN, LAGUNA.

Jane Maltbie P. Acebron,
Arlo Bernardion A. Guerrero,
Nikita S. Magistrado

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Background: Malnutrition has been responsible, directly or indirectly for 60% of the 10.9 million deaths annually among children under five. Over two-thirds of these deaths, which are often associated with inappropriate feeding practices. Because poor feeding practices are major threat to social and economic development, they are among most serious obstacles against attaining and maintaining health that face the under five age group. To date, different studies have shown results on the relationship between parental feeding practices on the nutritional status of children under 5 years old. According to the 2018 community diagnosis, malnutrition was the number one problem in the community, despite the existing programs of the barangay nutrition scholars reagrding nutrition such as feeding programs, mass deworming, and monthly weighing of the children, there are still a number of children categorized as wasted and severely wasted. The objectives of the study are to determine the nutritional status of the children and the relationship between parental feeding practices on the nutritional status of the children ages 48-72 months old. The children are predominantly normal, which is represented by the highest proportion of 76.6% while about 5.8% are below normal status (one child each for severely underweight and severely stunted) and 17.6% are above normal status (two children each for overweight, wasted and severely wasted). The Spearman rho coefficient indicates that there is a very low correlation between the respondents' feeding practices and the nutritional status of their children. However, there is no significant relationship between parental feeding practices and nutritional status of the respondents' children (p>0.05). This indicates that the nutritional status of the respondents (82.4%) indicated average feeding practices while 17.6% indicated poor feeding practices.

Publication Type
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree
BS
Specialization
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Publication Date
April 2019
LocationLocation CodeAvailable FormatAvailability
UPH-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University/Medical Center M203 Abstract Print Format