Moscow, 26 Aug (EFE).-only 2.5 percent of Russian children end healthy compulsory education, while less than 22 percent are fully healthy at the start of the primary, according to the Academy of medical sciences (ACM) of Russia.

By age 15-17, about 70 percent of Russian schoolchildren suffer from chronic diseases of the respiratory and digestive systems, view, or even mental health, according to published today by the Russian newspaper “Izvestia”.

“More than 30 percent of children have problems in physical development.” Teenagers are increasingly weak. “Only half the boys and girls of 17 years are able to meet physical standards established for his age,” said the head of Pediatrics of the ACM, Alexandr Baránov.

In the last ten years the condition by diseases has grown by 34 per cent among children aged 13-14 years, and 65 per cent among adolescents of 16-17 years, said Baránov.

Doctors attributed the poor health of children to a whole series of factors: a worsening ecology, stress, large flow of information, load intellectual high schools and problems family.

Psychologists and pediatricians have found that many childhood diseases is carried out by the environment conflict within families or by the lack of communication between parents and children.

“The occupation of parents at work causes that children are soon brought to preschools, where lack of prevention children often suffer from viral respiratory diseases, which eventually result in respiratory diseases,” said Yekaterina Uspénskaya, pediatrician and doctor in medicine. EFE