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Abstract : Helicobacter pylori infection has been linked to a number of non-gastrointestinal conditions that could have long-term health effects. It has been linked in numerous studies to malnutrition and growth problems, suggesting that it may contribute to the balance of nutritional status. H. pylori infection transmission in children can lead to a chain of events that have an impact on morbidity and mortality. This study uses analytical research techniques and a cross-sectional strategy to examine the association between Helicobacter pylori infection and young children's nutritional status. In order to confirm the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection, the patient had a HpSA Test. SECA digital scale was used to measure weight and height and was performed for nutritional status. Results of measurement: categorize the nutritional status curve in accordance with the CDC's or WHO's classification system based on the BW/BH index. According to the study's findings, individuals with poor nutritional status had higher rates of H. pylori infection (80% vs. 20%), but those with normal or excessive nutrition had lower rates (40.9% vs. 59.1%; 46.4% vs. 53.6%, respectively). However, based on the results of the chi-square test, there was no significant association between nutritional status and H. pylori infection (p=0.241). Although there is no association between nutritional status and the occurrence of H. pylori infection, the nutritional status of children in the group of children with H. pylori infection tends to be worse.