The Analysis of Motor Skill and Body Mass Index Development of Early Children in Rural Areas
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- body mass index, early childhood development, fine motor skill, gross motor, motor skill development
Motor development on early childhood is a fundamental milestone for the children, while Body Mass Index (BMI) is an essential predictor for various aspects of their health such as nutrition sufficiency. This study was aimed at examining the children motor development and body mass index in rural area. The study was a descriptive study involving 55 children aged 4-5 taken from preschools and kindergartens in rural area. To measure the children motor development, Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) 3rd Edition was used. Meanwhile, to calculate the children Body Mass Index (BMI), the children height and weight were measured by using weight scale and portable stadiometer. The data analysis process was conducted by using descriptive statistics data analysis. The findings showed that motor development, including gross motor development and fine motor development, of the majority of the children involved in the study were above the cut off category. Only small number of the children who needed monitoring or further professional assessment. The finding also presented that the weight category of the children in the rural area were mostly in thin category, only small number of the children who were in the normal category. There was no overweight nor obese case found in the study. The result of the study implies that most of the children in the rural area have acquired a good motor development. However, the nutrition sufficiency has to be taken into account for most of them were in the thin category that might indicate the nutrition insufficiency in their living area.
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TY - CONF AU - Wulandari Putri AU - Mesa Rahmi Stephani AU - Gano Sumarno PY - 2020 DA - 2020/02/19 TI - The Analysis of Motor Skill and Body Mass Index Development of Early Children in Rural Areas BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sport Science, Health, and Physical Education (ICSSHPE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 99 EP - 102 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200214.028 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200214.028 ID - Putri2020 ER -