Effect of Obesity Level on the Longitudinal Arch in 7- to 12-Year-Old Rural and Urban Children.

  title={Effect of Obesity Level on the Longitudinal Arch in 7- to 12-Year-Old Rural and Urban Children.},
  author={R. Woźniacka and A. Bac and S. Matusik},
  journal={Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association},
  volume={105 6},
  • R. Woźniacka, A. Bac, S. Matusik
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
  • BACKGROUND We sought to evaluate the influence of obesity level on the medial longitudinal arch (MLA) of the foot in 7- to 12-year-old children. METHODS The study group consisted of 925 children (450 girls and 475 boys). All of the children were subjected to podoscopic foot examination and measurement of weight, height, three skinfolds, fat weight, and fat-free body weight. RESULTS The most common type of MLA was high-arched foot, which was observed in the left foot of 523 children (56.5… CONTINUE READING
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