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|Title: ||Prevalence of hallux valgus among medical students of the University of Jos|
|Authors: ||Ekwere, E. O.|
Usman, Y. M.
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Publisher: ||Annals of Bioanthropology|
|Citation: ||Ekwere EO, Usman YM, Danladi A. Prevalence of hallux valgus among medical students of the University of Jos. Ann Bioanthropol 2016;4:30-3.|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 4;No. 1; Pp 30-33|
|Abstract: ||Introduction: Hallux Valgus is defined as a deformity characterized by abduction contracture in which the great toe is turned away from the mid-line of the body. The aim of this study was to examine and evaluate the prevalence of hallux valgus among the Medical Students of University of Jos, Nigeria in age and gender subgroups. Materials and Methods: This study was a cross sectional and observational study involving 200 volunteers (100 females and 100 males) aged between 18 and 30 years with mean age of 24.6 years and standard deviation of 3.4 years. Informed consent was obtained and subjects were examined and assessed for the presence or absence of hallux valgus adopting a standard photograph. Data obtained from this research study was analyzed using IBM SPSS version 20.
Results: An overall prevalence of hallux valgus deformity in the studied population was 16% with a higher prevalence in females (11%) than their male counterparts (5%). There is a higher prevalence of hallux valgus deformity in the older age group than can be seen in the younger age group. Conclusion: Young women and indeed the general public
need to be more aware of the Hallux Valgus deformity and its relationship to footwear
and therefore take proactive measures to prevent this deformity.|
|Appears in Collections:||Anatomy|
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