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West Ham 1948

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

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STATISTICS

COMPARISON OF CERTAIN TYPES OP WORK CARRIED OUT IN THE YEARS 1946, 1947 & 1948

School population - 1946: 24,655; 1947: 25,673; 1948: 26,507.Number of cases dealt with
TYPE OP WORK194619471948
Periodic Medical Inspections6.7636,83410,340*
Special Inspections and Re-inspections13,44l14,29516,847
Inspections at Nursery Schools and Classes1,063959946
Nutrition Surveys by School Nurses27,88922,36918,424
Uncleanliness Inspections by School Nurses36,16132,72838,793
Minor Ailments treated at the School Clinics7,7537,9368,626
Attendances at Minor Ailments Clinics41,74638,44336,165
Tonsil and Adenoid Operations performed3562734l8
Orthopaedic Defects treated at Orthopaedic Clinic154154179
Cases treated at the Light Clinic12112386
Admissions to Fyfield Open-Air School253201277
Re-inspections at Fyfield1,2851,0911,444
Re-inspections of children on return from Fyfield249163211
Children examined for Employment18012792
Children examined for Entertainments101628
Children admitted to Convalescent Homes231310301
Children ascertained for Speech Defects2129679
Children referred for Child Guidance treatment82127144
DENTAL WORK
Children treated.5,0865,0435,001
Number of fillings:
Permanent teeth5,3145,7445,463
Temporary teeth3, 8073,8392,759
Number of extractions:
Permanent teeth7828951,364
Temporary teeth8,4458,6989,202
Administrations of general anaesthetics1,5091,7502,066
Other Operations:
Permanent teeth7411,1171,465
Temporary teeth273221176
Number of Orthodontic cases treated149153258
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x The figures for 1948 include Inspections carried out at Grammar Schools, APPENDIX TO REPORT ON SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICE PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS TABLE I.

Code GroupNo. examined
Entrants3,236
Second age group2,370
Third age group1.746
Total7,352
Other periodic inspections2,988
Grand Total10.340
B. Other inspections:
Number of special inspections and16,847
re-inspections
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