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Comparison Of The Nutritional Status Of Cikoang Community Maudu Practitioners And Non-Practitioners In Mangarabombang Regency

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.3, No. 12)

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Page : 315-318

Keywords : Index Terms nutritional status; Maudu Cikoang ritual; Mangarabombang;

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Abstract Culture and beliefs of a society has been proven and is believed to affect the nutritional status of a community. The uniqueness of the local tradition Cikoang Maudu ritual every year which is the collection and distribution of food and food ingredients even clothing and money in relatively large quantities and is run by all citizens without exception may affect the system of production distribution processing and consumption of food even the livelihood of the wider impact on public nutrition. This study aimed to compare the nutritional status of the community of maudu practitioners and non-practititoners. The method used is a combination of cross sectional quantitative paradigm. Research strategy is conducted by survey method. The results indicate that maudu ritual is mandatory for every follower of Maudu Cikoang in the form of a minimum amount of offerings of rice chicken coconut and eggs which are then distributed by Parate. Existence of Maudu rituals has the potential to be developed to improve the nutritional status of the community. Eventhough the nutritional status of Maudu practitioners is no better than non-practitioners.

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