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Open Access Relationship between health-center performance and the nutritional status of children in Bandung District, West Java Province, Indonesia

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The objective of this cross-sectional study was to determine whether health-center performance was related to children's nutritional status. Two stages of sampling were used. The first stage used simple random sampling of a finite population, in which 37 out of 100 health centers were selected. The second stage used comparison of two proportions, in which 254 children between 6 and 36 months old were selected from three health centers in the high-performance and three health centers in the low-performance groups. Health-center performance in Bandung District was low (< 61%). Staff capability was the major factor influencing health-center performance and the quality of nutritional service. Performance scores (45.2% for the low-performance group and 60% for the high-performance group) in the two groups of health centers were not positively related to the children's nutritional status (p > .05). The low contribution of health centers to the children's nutritional status was due to a low coverage of health services and similar socioeconomic status of the households.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2001

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  • Established in 1978, the Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB) is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation.

    The focus of the journal is to highlight original scientific articles on nutrition research, policy analyses, and state-of-the-art summaries relating to multidisciplinary efforts to alleviate the problems of hunger and malnutrition in the developing world.

    Food and Nutrition Bulletin's 2012 Impact Factor: 2.106
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