Flat-foot in overweight is an escalating health problem among college going students
Flat-foot is a remedial condition, where the foot does not have a normal longitudinal health arch while standing. The study aims at assessing and associating flat-foot levels among college students. The study design adopted with a simple sampling technique was an exploratory survey design that selected 102 students. Inclusion requirements include age: 18 to 24, both genders. Body mass index 25.0 and bilateral/unilateral flat-foot index. The resource consists of a structured questionnaire in Section A. The goal of section B was to use the Denis method to test the flat foot. The majority of college students who are overweight belong to the Grade 1 category. In the age-wise category, between 17 years and 20 years, 18 of them were flat-foot in Grade 1, 11 were flat-foot in Grade 2, and 4 were in Grade 3, for a flat toe. In Grade 2, 14 males were flat-foot, and in Grade 1, 21 females were flat-foot about gender. Students ranged in height from 1.40 m to 1.53 m, 16 of whom were flat-foot grade 1 and students under 76 to 100 kg were flat-foot grade 1, and their BMI ranged from 25 to 34, 22 of whom were flat-foot grade 1. The current study indicates a clear correlation between flat foot levels with their demographic weight variable at 0.00 and with their BMI at 0.026. A significant association between demographic variables and their footprint is therefore present.
Keywords:Flat-foot, overweight, escalating, health problem, college-going student
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