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West Ham 1946

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

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APPENDIX TO REPORT
ON SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICE
PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS

TABLE I.

Return of Medical Inspection

A. Routine medical inspection:
Code GroupNo. Examined
Entrants2,914
Second age group1,786
Third age group11,656
Total6,356
Other routine inspections407
Grand total6,763
B. Other inspections:
Number of special inspections and re-inspections13,441
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* Excluding Grammar Schools, which are shown in separate
Table on page 93.

TABLE II.

Classification of the Nutrition of Children Inspected during the year in the Routine Age Groups

Number of children inspectedA. (Excellent)B. (Normal)c. (Slightly subnormal)D. (Bad)
No.%No.%No.%No.%
6,356151023.76393961.9790714.27
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TABLE III.

Defects Treated under the Authority's Scheme

Group 1. Treatment of Minor Ailments (excluding uncleanliness):
Total number of defects treated, or under treatment during the year under the Authority's Scheme7,753
Group 2. Defective Vision and Squint (excluding minor eye defects):
Errors of refraction (including squint)996
Other defect or disease of the eyes (excluding minor eye defects)
Total996
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