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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 112-114

Early marriage causes decreased growth and development in children under the age of three


1 Department of Public Health, Magister Program, Institut Kesehatan Medistra, Lubuk Pakam, Indonesia
2 Department of Midwifery, Undergraduate Program, Institut Kesehatan Medistra, Lubuk Pakam, Indonesia
3 Department of Midwifey, Diploma Program, Institut Kesehatan Medistra, Lubuk Pakam, Indonesia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Achmad Rifai
Jl. Sudirman No. 38, Petapahan, Kec. Lubuk Pakam, Kabupaten Deli Serdang, Lubuk Pakam 20512, Sumatera Utara
Indonesia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/mtsm.mtsm_2_22

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Introduction: The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between early marriage and child development. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on a population of mothers with children <3 years old. The subjects of this study are mothers with children aged 3–36 months, who know their age at first marriage, are not currently divorced, and are willing to engage in the study. Results: There is a relationship between early marriage and impaired child growth and development. Conclusions: It was concluded that early marriage affects the growth and development of children <3 years old. Thus, the government or society needs to make efforts to prevent early marriage through the right approach in Indonesia.


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