Common cold is a disease of respiratory infection acute (ARI) in nasopharynx and nose with cold symptoms, stuffy nose throat sore and headache. The infection of acute respiratory often attacks children under five years old because their immunity still not formed perfectly. So, they are attacked infection disease easily. Parents health behaviour toward toddlers is an important factor in decide the toddlers are attacked by ARI. The nutrition status also influencing the infection toward the toddlers. The toddlers who have less nutrition status is susceptible attack disease infection because their immune go down.
The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between parents health behaviour and children’s status nutrition with common cold on toddlers.The design of this study was analitical with cross sectional approach. The samples is 44 mothers who have ill toddler and came to Puskesmas Perawatan Simpang Empat Kabupaten Tanah Bumbu with a purposive sampling technique.
The study results was Kolmogorove-Smirnov test, there are correlation between parents health behaviour with common cold on toddlers with P-value 0,000 (<0,05), and there are correlation between children status nutritoin with common cold on toddlers with P-value 0,000 (0,05).
The conclusion of this study there was correlation between parents health behaviour and children status nutrition with common cold on toddler. In suggesting for toddler’s mothers is they have to improve their knowledge which related to health behaviour and pay attention with their child status nutrition