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Table 3 Children, according to age groups, foot posture and BMI cut-off points.

From: The paediatric flat foot and general anthropometry in 140 Australian school children aged 7 - 10 years

Age (years) No. children (-/140 total (%)) No. children with flat feet No. children without flat feet BMI - cut off points/age [International Obesity Task Force] No. of overweight children vs foot posture (-/mean FPI-6 L: R) No. of overweight children with flat feet
7 11 (7.4) 3 8 18 3/6.3: 5.0 1
8 50 (33.8) 13 37 18.5 10/4.4: 3.7 1
9 47 (31.8) 9 38 19 21/3.1: 2.6 3
10 32 (21.6) 6 26 20 11/2.6: 2.2 0
Total no. children 140 31 109 - 55 5
  1. Using the international cut-off points for overweight (BMI 25 kg/m2) 55/140 children were found to be overweight. Only five of the overweight children also had flat feet (FPI-6 greater or equal to 6 points on both left and right feet).