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Research Paper | Physical Education | India | Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015
Genu Varum: A Study Highlighting the Prevalence of Genu Varum and Its Association with Different Gender
Abstract: The present study was conducted with the objective of finding out the status of Genu varum (Bow legs) and its association with gender in different altitude of Himalayan region. To collect the data the Himachal Pradesh state of northern Himalayan region India was chosen. The state was divided into three zones (Greater, Inner and Outer Himalayan region) based on the altitude of the situated region. A total of twelve hundred school children studying in different regions of Himachal Pradesh were treated as the sample of the study. The bow leg was measured by measuring the inter-condylar distance. Any children having more than 10 cm of inter-condylar distance was considered as bow legged. The data was analysed by employing descriptive statistics and chi square test. The level of significance was set at.05. Results of the study revealed that thirty nine (39) percent school children were suffering from the bow leg deformity. Results of the study also showed that school children in Outer Himalayan region were having more (45.64 %) number of deformity than that of Greater Himalayan (41.60 %) and Inner Himalayan (31.5) school children. Further analysis revealed that Male school children (44.44) were found to be more bow legged than that of their female (33.33) counterpart. Therefore it can be concluded that bow legs in Himachal Pradesh are highly associated with gender.
Keywords: Genu varum/Bow legs, School children, Gender, Inter-condylar distance and Himalayan region
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015,
Pages: 1336 - 1339
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