The number of healthy children in Russia over the past 10 years dropped from 45.5% to 33.9%, and the number of invalid children doubled, said the Epidemiology Section of the Health Ministry press service today. Experts from the section to their conclusions by studying the results of the nationwide clinical examination of children.
Experts blame the increasing poor health of children on the increased workload of school-aged children. From 1998 to 2003 the weekly study plan for children in the 10th and 11th grades has increased on average by 56 hours. In order to compensate for lost time, children are sleeping less and spending less time playing sports. As a result up to 75% of children suffer from hypo dynamics illness.