HUBUNGAN USIA MENIKAH REMAJA DENGAN KATEGORI STUNTING (Relationship Age on Married Adolescents with Stunting Categories)
Indonesia is one of the countries with the second highest percentage of young marriages in ASEAN. The high rate of early marriage causes the first pregnancy when the mother is still a teenager. Pregnancy in adolescence is one of the indirect causes of stunting in children. Indonesia is among the third countries with the highest prevalence of stunting in the Southeast Asian region It aims to find out the relationship between adolescent marriage age and stunting category in the work area of the Lepasan Health Center in Barito Kuala Regency. This study was analytic with a cross-sectional design, a population of 35 married mothers of adolescents, with a sample of 30 mothers who fit the criteria, a total sampling technique. Correlation analysis using the Spearman rank at α = 5% There is no relationship between age of married adolescents with the stunting category in the work area of the Lepasan Health Center in Barito Kuala Regency as evidenced by the results of p = 0.160. Suggestions for mothers who marry at the age of adolescence to improve nutrition during pregnancy so as to prevent stunting and when married at adolescence delay pregnancy until the age of 20 years.