Antropometric measurements of growing feet

1602 children were examined in this pilot study. This pilot study is the first step of an anticipated prospective transversal study. In 32 age-gender groups distributions of measured feet data were analysed in detail (boys: aged from 1 to 16 years old, girls: aged from 1 to 16 years old). The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test for normality was used to test distribution of data on the feet examined in different gender - age groups. The distribution of measured feet size, as also height, weight and shoe size in the age-gender groups examined mainly followed the normal (Gaus) distribution. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test showed that normal distribution was not followed by the following distributions: the circumference of hind foot-boys: 1 year old, girls 1, 2, 11 years old; heel circumference - boys : 1 year old; hindfoot width - boys: 8 years old; heel width - boys: 10 years old; hindfoot height - boys: 10 years old, girls: 2 years old; thumb height - : 9, 10, 11 years old, girls: 2, 11, 15 years old; examinee height - boys: 1, 11 years old, girls . 2, 6 years old; examinee weight - boys: 7, 8, 15 years old girls: 1, 2, 9, 12 years old; shoes size - boys: 10 years old, girls: 1, 2, 12, 15 years old. In different gender - age groups significant differences between the right and left foot were not found. The differences obtained from normal distribution in each gender - age groups can be interpreted with the small sample size in this pilot study.
Category: Original scientific paper
Volume: Vol. 48, No 3, july - september 2004
Authors: J. Vrdoljak, I. Bralić, G. Miličić, E. Irha, D. Bojić, O. Vrdoljak
Reference work: