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Table 2 Summary of the dynamic peak pressure (kPa), peak force (N) and normalised force (N/kg) data for the obese (n=22), overweight (n=22) and normal weight children (n=56) [Mean (SD) of three trials]

From: Foot loading patterns in normal weight, overweight and obese children aged 7 to 11 years

Mean of three trials
  Peak pressure (kPa) Peak force (N) Normalised force (N/kg)
Region Obese Overweight Normal weight Obese Overweight Normal weight Obese Overweight Normal weight
Lateral heel 289.26 (79.73) 249.85 (55.22) 221.78 (85.15)* 899.58 (217.29) 762.05 (191.68) 641.28 (168.98)* 1.64 (0.40) 1.95 (0.49) 2.04 (0.56)
Medial heel 269.02 (81.9) 236.11 (54.53) 220.08 (92.56) 782.81 (232.05) 655.43 (122.75) 595.24 (242.30)* 1.43 (0.42) 1.67 (0.31) 1.98 (0.81)
Midfoot 110.88 (47.92) 95.23 (52.75) 58.33 (38.97)*† 367.16 (121.76) 318.72 (138.65) 173.59 (85.01)*† 0.67 (0.22) 0.65 (0.25) 0.48 (0.28)*†
1MTPJ 178.01 (19.94) 185.39 (82.03) 194.41 (59.82) 511.46 (208.44) 507.69 (184.64) 515.21 (135.82) 0.96 (0.38) 1.17 (0.47) 1.22 (0.45)
2-5MTPJ 277.49 (91.08) 244.85 (80.79) 198.41 (54.55)*† 1034.98 (358.7) 946.38 (253.83) 573.16 (143.37)*† 2.18 (0.47) 2.16 (0.65) 1.81 (0.48)*†
Hallux 211.01 (19.94) 214.19 (79.77) 216.47 (86.08) 673.72 (197.07) 635.72 (206.8) 696.36 (178.51) 0.92 (0.38) 1.09 (0.50) 2.32 (0.59)
  1. * denotes a significant difference between obese and normal weight children (p<0.05).
  2. † denotes a significant difference between overweight and normal weight children (p<0.05).