Table 4

Comparison of the present results with previous studies

Study

Girls (SD)

Boys (SD)


Present study 2009

Participants

242

104


PGV SS

10.4 (1.1)

11.5 (1.5)


Cessation

12.1 (0.8)

13.7 (1.0)


Anderson et al 1956

Participants

20

20


PGV FL

10.5

12.5


Cessation

13.5

16.0


Cameron et al 1982

Participants

20

29


PGV FL

12.3 (0.3)

13.8 (0.3)


Cessation


Liu et al 1998

Participants

198

146


PGV FL

10.4 (0.8)

12.1 (0.9)


Cessation

13.6 (1.2)

15.6 (1.3)


Welon et al 1979

Participants

215

121


PGV FL

10.6

13.0


Cessation


Standard Deviations (SD) were not shown in all studies. PGV SS = age in years at peak foot growth velocity based on shoe size. PGV FL = age in years at peak growth velocity of foot length. Cessation = the age at which the increase in shoe size or the growth of foot length is finished. Not all studies showed the age of cessation of the growth.

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