THE HEALTH DESCRIPTION OF CHILDREN AGED 12–24 MONTHS IN LOLOFITU-MOI SUB DISTRICT, NIAS DISTRICT IN 2006

Jerico Franciscus Pardosi

Abstract


Nias District has under-five mortality rate of 66.3 per 1,000 live births in 2005 which is considered high. This study aimed to identify the health description of children aged 12–24 months in Lolofitu-moi sub district, North Sumatera Province. Cross sectional design was applied to measure children aged 12–24 months health status. This study is a cluster survey which was conducted from October 9 to 15, 2006. The survey sample included 97 mothers who have children aged 12–24 months in 5 villages by using LQAS method. Questionnaire was used for data collection. The results showed that 79 children sick, 19 children deaths before aged 12 months with 9 deaths occurred after aged 12 months. This study found that 9.3% children aged 12–24 months has low nutrition status.
For immunization status, only 4 children out of 97 respondents has a complete immunization report. This study has recommended for Nias District Health Office to improve and strengthen children aged 12–24 months health care supported with regular health promotion for mothers.

Keywords


Health Status; Children Aged 12–24 months; Integrated Management Childhood Illness

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14203/widyariset.14.1.2011.247-256

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