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West Ham 1947

[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. Periodic medical inspection:
Code GroupNo. Examined
Entrants2,934
Second age group1,927
*Third age group683
Total5,544
Other periodic inspections1,290
Grand total6,834
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B. Other inspections:
Number of special inspections
and re-inspections 14,295
* Excluding Grammar Schools, which are shown in separate
Table on page 98

TABLE II.

Classification of the General Condition of Children Inspected during the year in the Periodic Age Groups

Number of children inspectedA. (Good)B. (Fair)c. (Poor)
No.%No.%No.%
5,5444,37078.821,14820.7126.47
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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 Scheme7,571
Group 2. Defective Vision and Squint (excluding minor eye defects):
Errors of refraction (including squint)1,507
Other defect or disease of the eyes (excluding minor eye defects)
Total1,507
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