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RMJ. 2016; 41(4): 465-466


Prevalence of flat foot among children in schools of University Town Peshawar, Pakistan

Aftab Ahmad, Samina Naz, Aneela Zain, Muhammad Daud.

Abstract
Objectives: To determine the prevalence of flat foot among school going children of university town, Peshawar, Pakistan.
Methodology: This cross sectional survey included 311 children aged 5–13, both male & female.
Result: The prevalence of flat foot was 17% (n=53), which was more common in male (n=34) as compare to female (n=19). The risk of developing flatfoot decreases as the age advances.
Conclusion: The prevalence of flat foot was higher in male children as compared to females. BMI was not associated with flatfoot.

Key words: Children, Flat foot, foot deformities, longitudinal arch, Pes planus.



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