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Gesundheitswesen. 1997 Oct;59(10):590-3.

[Decreasing early detection gaps].

[Article in German]

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Akademie für öffentliches Gesundheitswesen, Düsseldorf.


In the first year of life, 90% of children are regularly supervised by the periodic health examinations (examination no 3 to no 6). From the beginning of the second year of life, the participation rate is continuously decreasing up to 75% at the last examination at 5 years. Results of school entrant examinations could demonstrate that the real participation rate is less than reported. Some data point to the group of non-participating children: e.g. children of migrants, of social disadvantaged families or large families. Longitudinal studies show a regular participation in periodic health examinations of 75% in the first year of life, in the following period only at the half up to two thirds of children were regularly presented to the health check-ups. The action-fields for the children- and school-health activities appear in outlines: priorities of the campaign of school-medicine in this domain will be the in the encouragement of the three last examinations (no 7 to 9). An action plan is presented in the article.

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