Community Participation in Nutrition Programme of The National Health Development
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Participation in nutrition programme is the result of the complex interaction between community and government (Ministry of Health), which plans and carries out activities of the programme. In promoting community participatiton, the behaviour of people needs to change in a positive direction through an effective education process. The purpose of this study was : (1) To investigate community participation of women in nutrition programme activites and the extend of nutrition extension in three areas with different kinship systems i.e. : matriarchal, patriarchal, and bilinearchal. (2) To investigate related factors that may effect community participation (3) To evaluate its association with ~ y 'nustrit ional status. Respondents consisted of pregnant women, lactating women, and non pregnant non lactating women. Each woman had a husband and at least one underiive child in the household. A total of 434 households were studied, of which 188 households were located in the bilinearchal areas located in Cianjur (West Java), 120 households in the patriarchal areas located in Lampung Selatan (Lampung), and 126 households in the matriarchal areas in Tanah Datar (West Sumatra). The selection of households was conducted using the stratified purposive samplmg technique.
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