Mustamin1, Chaerunnimah1, Sirajuddin1, Indo Uleng2
1Jurusan Gizi, Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes, Makassar
2Alumni Diploma III Gizi, Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes, Makassar
Background: Disorders caused by iodine deficiency (IDD) is a set of symptoms caused due to deficiency of iodine in the body for long periods. IDD is known to have a close connection with impaired mental development and intelligence. Therefore, the greater the prevalence of IDD problem, will decrease the potential of human resources.
Objective: This study aims to determine how the image of knowledge and practice of the use of iodized salt in the Belang-Belang Village Maccini Baji Maros.
Methods: This study design used is a descriptive study. The samples were all housewives who have a toddler in the Belang-Belang Village Maccini Baji Maros as many as 35 people were selected by purposive sampling. Data on knowledge and practice of the use of iodized salt was collected by using interviews with a sample of the questionnaire instrument. Determination of the quality of iodized salt iodine test done on the salt used.
Results: The results of this study showed that the image of the mother’s knowledge about iodized salt is generally less as much as 54.3%. The quality of the salt used is generally good mother as much as 85.7%. For a description of the practice of the use of iodized salt on the type of salt is generally good as much as 77.1%, salt storage method is generally good at 97.1%, the storage location of iodized salt is generally good 62.0%, and how the use of iodized salt is generally less as much as 88.6%.
Conclusion: Conclusion of this study this is the mother of knowledge about iodized salt is generally less and practice the use of iodized salt is generally good.
Suggestion: It is suggested to related parties to provide information either through counseling and home visits on iodized salt use practices that are routinely performed
Keywords: Knowledge and Practice Using Iodized Salt
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