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East Ham 1949

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]

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TABLE55.

A. Return of Defects found by Medical Inspection in the year ended31stDecember1949.

Defect or DiseasePeriodic InspectionsSpecial Inspections
No. of defectsNo. of defects
Requiring treatmentRequiring to be kept under observation, but not requiring treatmentRequiring treatmentRequiring to be kept under observation, but not requiring treatment
Skin1511756427
Eyes—a. Vision322117188138
b. Squint52284143
c. Other741023127
Ears—a. Hearing26123211
b. Otitis Media2212267
c. Other20710718
Nose or Throat425528491266
Speech22244927
Cervical Glands14493429
Heart and Circulation2820987
Lungs91861766
Developmental—
a. Hernia9348
b. Other3226932
Orthopaedic—
a. Posture82371844
b. Flat Foot210509052
c. Other203877964
Nervous system—
a. Epilepsy12687
b. Other23255529
Psychological—
a. Development7131314
b. Stability9112315
Other3091711,330332
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B.— Classification of the General Condition of Pupils Inspected during the year in the Age Groups.

Age GroupsNumber of Pupils InspectedA (Good)B (Fair)C (Poor)
No.%No.%No.%
Entrants2,7971,11439.81,61657.8672.4
Second age group1,05131530.071367.8232.2
Third age group1,27170055.156244.290.7
Other Periodic Inspections3,3641,22036.32,05060.9942.8
Total8,4833,34939.54,94158.21932.3
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