The relationship of low birth weight with acute respiratory infection (ari) on toddlers in telaga health care clinic Of gorontalo distric


  • Meggy Wulandari Kai Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya
  • Mansyur B. Tomayahu Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya
  • Syamsidar Syamsidar Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya
  • Rahayu Anggraini Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya


Low Birth Weight, Acute Respiratory Infection


ARI is The most common Disease in Toddlers. The LBW baby often sustains
respiratory disorders. The study is aimed the investigate the relationship between Low Birth Weight
and Acute Respiratory Infection on toddlers in Telaga Health Care Clinic of Gorontalo District. The
research is observational with Case-Control Study design retrospectively. The independent variable is
low birth weight, and the independent variable is the ARI incident. The whole population is the entire
198 toddlers. The sample of 71 toddlers which diagnosed as ARI cases with purposive sampling
technique employed who are not ARI patient were selected as control sample according to match age
group (matching) criteria. The comparison of case-control is 1:2 so that entire sample is 59:118 =177
toddlers. The data analysis applied the Chi-Square Test and odd risk (OR). The correlation test result
of chi-square obtained the value of x2 count = 38,854 and the p-value = 0,000, with the fulfillment
hypothesis x2 count (38,854) is higher than x2 table (3,841) and the p-value (0,000) is lower than ɑ
(0,05) Conclusions: there is a relationship between Low Birth Weight and Acute Respiratory Infection
(ARI) incidents in Toddlers in Telaga Health Care Clinic


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Kai, M. W. ., Tomayahu, M. B. ., Syamsidar, S., & Anggraini, R. . (2020). The relationship of low birth weight with acute respiratory infection (ari) on toddlers in telaga health care clinic Of gorontalo distric. PROCEEDING SURABAYA INTERNATIONAL HEALTH CONFERENCE 2019, 1(1), 268–276. Retrieved from