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Arch Hyg Sci 2014, 3(1): 37-43 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of Environmental Health Indices in Schools of a City in Khorasan Razavi, Iran
Ali Naghizadeh, Omolbanin Motamed Rezaei *, Ahmad Reza Yari
Birjand University of Medical Sciences
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Background & Aims of the Study:  Environment health of schools described is one of the primary determinants of students’ health. Undoubtedly, physical environment has a very important role on the education efficiency of children in the schools and nobody can neglect the importance. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate conditions of environment health in schools of Khaf City.

Materials & Methods: This cross sectional survey was performed in all schools of Khaf city by use a census. The data were collected by a questionnaire. A face to face interview method was used to obtaining the data. Finally, the data were statistically processed by means of Excel and SPSS software.

Results: The results of the present study showed that most of schools had good building conditions. But only four schools (9.5%) were equipped with health care services. Also, 13 schools (31%) out of the 42 schools had no good green space. Parameters of physical environment in all school were good. But in healthy water foundations case, 19 schools (45.2%) had no good conditions.

Conclusions: The findings of the present survey suggest that poor conditions of healthful environment especially problems regarding safe water supply, can be attributed to lack of authorities knowledge about environment health regulations. In most cases qualitative educational aspects were considered and little attention was paid on qualitative items.

Keywords: Environment, Health Schools, Indices, Khaf, Iran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/05/15 | Accepted: 2016/05/15 | Published: 2016/05/15
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Naghizadeh A, Motamed Rezaei O, Yari A R. Evaluation of Environmental Health Indices in Schools of a City in Khorasan Razavi, Iran. Arch Hyg Sci. 2014; 3 (1) :37-43
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