Introduction: The foot changes with age from wide and short in neonates to intermediate in teenagers.
Objective: To describe changes in mean length and width of the foot during fast and slow phases of growth between the age of 4 and 18 years in the female and male population.
Material and methods: The study was done in 9804 girls and 8699 boys aged 4 to 18 years, randomly selected from kindergartens and schools of the Warmia and Mazury region. The computerized body posture station and the projection moiré technique were used. The results are presented graphically.
Conclusions: 1. The rate of increase in the length and width of the foot in the female and male population is steady between the age of 4 and 18 years but shows a trough at the age of 14 years. 2. The mean foot length and width values were significantly greater in 2003 than in 1990.
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