Characteristics of Adult Flatfoot in the United States Academic Article uri icon


  • Many factors have been suggested to cause flatfoot deformity. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for flatfoot deformity, which itself can be a causative factor for other foot and ankle pathologies. The National Health Interview Survey (Podiatry Supplement) from 1990 was analyzed to determine associations of various demographic factors and other foot and ankle pathologies with self-reported flatfoot deformity. We found statistically significant (P

author list (cited authors)

  • Shibuya, N., Jupiter, D. C., Ciliberti, L. J., VanBuren, V., & La Fontaine, J.

citation count

  • 60

publication date

  • May 2010