INTAKES OF CALCIUM, IRON, FIBER, AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF ADOLESCENTS

Resti Kusumarini Samben, Adella Kumala Dewi, I Gede Mustika

Abstract


Adolescence (10-18 years old) is the age that is very vulnerable of nutritional status. This is because in adolescence, growth and development during the ages need more requirement on nutrition. This study is to analyze the intakes of calcium, iron, fiber, and the nutritional status of adolescence foster children of LKSA Widhya Asih Badung. This research was conducted using crossectional design. Sampling is done by nonprobability sampling through saturation sampling totaling 32 people. The data of nutritional status was analyzed based on body weight and height by calculating Body Mass Index (BMI) according to age. In the other hand, the data of calcium, iron and fiber intakes were obtained by interview using questionnaire and FFQ-SQ form (Food Frequency Questionnaire-Semi Quantitative). The result of this study shows that most of the respondent have less calcium and iron intakes, while the fiber intake is sufficient with their normal nutritional status. There is a relationship between calcium and fiber intake with the nutritional status of adolescence in LKSA Widhya Asih Badung.
Keywords: Nutritional intake, nutritional status, adolescence


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