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Askary Kachoosangy R, Aliabadi F, Ghorbani M. Prevalence of Flat Foot: Comparison between Male and Female Primary School Students. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2013; 11 (3) :22-24
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-300-en.html
1- Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj Iran.
Abstract:   (5554 Views)

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of flat foot in a population of 7-12 year old students and to investigate the relationship between flat foot and age and sex.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, a total of 945 students (460 girls and 485 boys) were examined. The presence of flatfoot and the degree of its severity according to Tachdjian's system of grading for flatfoot was assessed.

Results: The data showed that the overall prevalence of flat foot was 74% out of which 23% were mild, 34% were moderate and 17% were severe. The prevalence of flat foot in girl and boy students were 75.2% and 72.6% respectively, but this difference was not significant. Moreover, no significant relationship was observed between the prevalence of flat foot and age. Discussion: This study showed that flat foot is a common problem among primary school students and should be addressed by responsible organizations.

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Article type: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2013/06/8 | Accepted: 2013/08/11 | Published: 2013/10/1

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