Hygiene and Sanitation №5 2008

Feodosiadi O. S., Kalmykova A. S., Popova M. A.

Health monitoring in the rural schoolchildren of the Stavropol Territory

Function tests, followed by assessment of physical health, were carried out in 2188 schoolchildren living in the rural areas of the Stavropol Territory. There were 1064 (48.6%) boys and 1124 (51.4%) girls. Critical periods were revealed during studies, which were accompanied by the greatest tension of the functional capacities of a child. These included school admission, transition to subject learning, onset of pubescence, and leaving classes. Active prophylactic and health-improving measures should be implemented in the given time spaces to prevent adaptation failure in schoolchildren.