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In 1984 academic year, the authors had studied health problems of primary school children in municipal and suburban area of Muang district, Khon Kaen provice and the total students were 5462 and 1484 respectively. The common problems are dental caries (52.5%), common cold (15.3%), louse (12.6%), tinea versicolor (5.1%), angular stomatitis (2.7%), eye problem (2.2%), impetigo (1.5%), tinea corporis (1.1%), chronic otitis media (0.7%) and scabies (0.1%). The students in municipal area have the problems of dental caries, common cold, eye problem and tinea corporis more than those from suburban area(P < 0.001), viceversa for louse, tinea versicolor and angular stomatitis (P < 0.05). Students from the school with lunch supplement project are found to have angular stomatitis more than those without this project are found to have angular stomatitis more than those witout this project (P < 0.0025). To prevent and to solve health problems of these students should be emphasized in the care of month, personal and environmental hygiene.