The Effect of Tuberculosis on the Growth and Development of Children in Indonesia


A case study conducted at the Jatibening Community Health Center found 50 cases where tuberculosis affected the growth and development of toddlers in 2016, 62 in 2017 and 75 in 2018. This research aimed to examine the effect of tuberculosis on the growth and development of infants in UPTD Puskesmas Jatibening in 2019. Primary and secondary data were collected, and the Chi-square test was used for analysis. The results showed that tuberculosis had a significant effect on the growth and development of infants (p = 0.01). It is recommended that health workers provide education to families to pay attention about nutrition for the growth of infants.

Keywords: toddlers, growth & tuberculosis (TB)

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