THE HEALTH STATUS OF CHILDREN WHO WERE EFFECTED BY THE CHERNOBYL DISASTER FROM TERNOPIL REGIONJournal: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medical Research(JC&EMR) (Vol.1, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2013-07-02
Authors : Korytskyy G. I.;
Page : 169-175
Keywords : total morbidity; the structure of morbidity; disability; children effected by the Chernobyl accident;
The aim of the study was to assess the dynamics of basic health indicators, such as total morbidity, its structure, disability of children population. This population was effected by the Chernobyl disaster. The rehabilitation work for this category of the patients in Ternopil region within 2003-2011 years was analyzed. The research results pointed on deterioration in children's health. Moreover, the number of Chernobyl affected children has reduced against significant reduction of children population in the region. The children population has decreased by 60848 people over the last five years. However, the annual growth of Chernobyl children’s morbidity has increased more than 2 times in comparison with the total morbidity. Certain medical supervision had been applied in the region and it showed efficiency and effectiveness for this group of children. Such methods of medical supervision as the hospital and ambulatory treatment and rehabilitation in the sanatorium conditions were used.
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