|Hygiene and Sanitation №2 2008
Rembovsky V. R., Mogilenkova L. A.
of the population’s health: Medicohygienic aspects
and hygienic principles should be used to stratify the health status of
Russia’s population. Human health should be ranked, by taking into account
both contributors, lifestyle, and gender, age groups, ethnicity, occupation,
For grading human beings, a classification of the human health status has
been developed depending on acting harmful and hazardous factors. The
classification involves 7 health classes: normal, adapted, borderline,
pathological nonspecific (predominantly systemic chronic diseases with
temporary disability), pathological specific (occupational and endemic
diseases, occupational accidents, etc. with temporary disability), permanent
disability (first-to-third degrees), and prefatal conditions. Class health
ranking may be used for comparative assessment, and making managerial
decisions on health protection of various population groups.