Abstract Ref Number = APCP224
Oral Presentation
Anita Febriana,Ariani Ariani Pediatric Department Medical Faculty of Brawijaya University Saiful Anwar General Hospital Malang East Java Indonesia Developmental and Behavioural Community Pediatrics, Pediatric Department, Medical Faculty of Brawijaya University, Saiful Anwar General Hospital, Malang, East Java, Indonesia
Background : Growth retardation is one of the cardinal features in Down Syndrome. Growth in children with Down Syndrome (DS) differs markedly from that of normal children. The use of DS specific growth charts is important for diagnosis of associated disease and many factors which may further impair growth, so that growth retarding comorbidities can be identified early, and focusing on the critical age periods to establish ways to optimize growth. Material : Thirty DS children (18 boys and 12 girls) participated. The anthropometric scale was measured 3 times every 6 month during 2017-2018. Growth velocity is presented descriptively and correlation was analysed by Chi square using SPSS 16.0 Results : The average age of these subjects was 9.43±4.58 years old. The average length of male in 2017 was 115.50±23.58 cm and female 115.25±18.87 cm compared to length of male in 2018 was 115.50±23.90 cm and female 118.79±17.46 cm. The average weight of male in 2017 was 20.47±11.09 kg and female 24.21±12.61 kg compared in 2018 weight of male 22.77±11.67 kg and female 24.94±11.68 kg. The common underlying disease in DS children such as congenital heart disease, gastrointestinal disorder and dental disorder. There was statistical significant correlation between growth velocity and underlying disease, maternal jobs and maternal level education (Chi square test: p<0.05) Conclusions : The growth velocity in DS children in this research shows relatively fixed in male and female. There was statistical significant correlation between growth velocity and underlying disease, maternal jobs, and maternal level education
Keywords: Down Syndrome Growth velociy Maternal jobs Maternal level education
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